Digital Art Peer Critique
Select a partner to work with. Ask them to show you the three works of art created this quarter. Have them share the jpegs with you. Place them all in a document and write a brief critique of each work of art. Use the “Sandwich method” for positive feedback and suggestions!
Use the following format for the critique:
1) Description: Look at the artwork. Describe what you see like a good reporter or detective. Use objective, factual words.
Looking at the elements of design, describe what qualities you see?
Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Space
2) Analysis: Analysis means you look for relationships. To find relationships among visual elements, look to the principles of design.
a) Emphasis. Is there a dominant element or one that you see first? Why?
b) Balance. Is there a special balance, or “weight,” among the elements? What mood does it create?
c) Proportion. Do the proportions look normal, Ideal or unusual? Why?
d) Pattern. Are elements repeated to create a pattern? Where? Why?
e) Rhythm or Movement. What visual rhythms or paths of movement do your eyes follow? Where? Why?
f) Unity and variety. What elements bring together, or unify, many parts of the design? Why? What elements add variety? Why?
3) Interpretation: Use the information you have gathered to tell what the work means to you. Use analogies and language with adjectives and adverbs. Example: “The lively, angular shapes seem to be dancing.” State main themes, or hypothesis, that could explain what the artists wanted you to see and appreciate. .
a) What does the work makes you think or feel when you look at it?
b) Do you think that this work is successful, and why?
c) What kinds of reasons can you give for your idea of why this is a good or bad art work?
d) Describe the qualities you find in the work?
e) Does the work remind you of other things you have experienced?
f) How does the work relate to other ideas or events in the world and/or in your other classes?
4) Judgment: Give your opinion on the work's achievement or failure. Consider why you are judging an artwork and the criteria, or standards, you should use
a) What parts of the work make you feel it is a success or failure?
b) What criteria (think of the style of the work) can you list to help others judge this work?
c) How unique is the work? Why do you feel this work is or isn’t unique?
This assignment was originally posted by Mr. Ratkevich here:
For this project, you will need to bring in an old family photo. The more distressed the photo, the better (i.e. creases, chips, discoloration, fading).
Due: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Using the clone stamp tool, paintbrushes, fills, and the multiply mode, restore an old, distressed photo to new life by removing the scars and blemishes and adding full color.
•Increase skills with Image Adjustments
•Improve tonal values and contrast in a photograph
•Increase skill with the clone stamp tool.
•Use the healing brush tools to fix problematic areas in a photograph
•Use the multiply mode to allow for rich, vibrant color in a black and white photograph.
•Create photorealistic color relationships.
Materials: Adobe Photoshop
Format as follows:
•At least 7 1/2 inches x 10 inches
•Resolution: Scan at 600 pixels/inch so that the artwork will eventually be 300 ppi (Important: A lower resolution will result in a printed image of poorer quality.)
•Color Mode: RGB
Bring in a distressed (frayed, torn, bleached, stained, creased, faded, etc.) photo.
Scan, using the following settings
Output Type: Millions of Colors (24 bit)
Resolution: 600 dpi
When warning box comes up, select "Scan with current resolution," and check "Do not remind me again."
Open the file of the scanned image in Photoshop.
Adjust the contrast and brightness of the image in Image - Adjustment - Levels.
Use the clone stamp, the spot healing brush, and the healing brush to remove dust, scratches and other marks.
Change the mode of the photo layer to Multiply.
Create a new layer under the photo layer.
Paint light, vibrant colors under the photo layer.
Scan at 600 pixels per inch or higher
Duplicate the layer containing the original photo, so that you always have the original scan.
The top photo layer must be set on MULTIPLY mode, at 100% opacity
The color layers should be below that, at 100% opacity
ALWAYS use only light, bright colors to paint (from the top left corner of the Color Picker)
Refer to the grading rubric in the Documents folder.
•Level of ambition in selection of photograph (How damaged is it?)
•Degree/quality of "fix" - improved values, improved contrast, removal of all unwanted marks
•Quality of painting
•Visual impact of color