Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Final Project Critique (Drawing III 2)

For the critique for our final project, we had a professor come and talk to us in the gallery as a guest about our pieces. This seemed to be very helpful to get another professors opinion and hear what he thought about them. For my piece, he was really interested in the synchronized swimming. he said that it was a really good idea to use water in my work along with the paint to express the feeling of being in the pool and also have the colors of the paint blend together. He said that that was a really effective way to show the water, and that it really gave the feeling of being in the water and that you could easily tell what the piece was. He said that blue was an easy way to show water. I had tried using other colors such as reds and purples, and greens and teals, also yellows and greens, but nothing else seemed to work because they all just seemed to look like bodily fluids, so that is why I chose to use blue. He also said that having the different pictures placed in a scattered formation looked half hazard. He understood, though, when I explained that it would clash against the piece that was in front of it since those were in rows, and also because it resembled the water, but he said that it might have worked better if it was in a synchronized swimming formation. He agreed that they should not be placed in specific rows. Then he started to suggest to include using elements about a specific routine I was in. However, I feel that this would overcomplicate the piece. But overall I thought it was a very good and helpful critique.

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