5. Explain how your knowledge and creating practice studies with value and pattern contributed to the success of your piece.My knowledge of working with pen and ink definitely grew from doing the practice assignments in class. The one that really helped was wrapping the textures around the cylinder because the lampposts in my picture were round. They helped me understand how to add value and wrap a pattern around a shape which helped the final outcome.
6.When applying the pen and ink/pattern techniques why and how is it important to make sure you understand the concepts taught in class?The concepts we learn in class allow us to practice adding value and shading with pen, such as wrapping a pattern around an object. Shading and adding value is difficult but the practices in class helped better understand the techniques before starting the final.
7.As a growing artist how do you think what you have learned will guide and better your future projects. Explain.As a growing artist I think I will spend more time from now on, on the compositional sketches because it makes a big difference. The way you look at a picture and crop/center it can make a difference. I also think I would do more sketches in the beginning and better plan my piece before starting.
8.If you could recreate your piece what would you do differently to enhance your final outcome?I would add more value to the lantern part of the post. I would try to make it look more lit up and realistic.