I Create Original Art
I did use my own ideas in my art. The way I made the armadillo was unique because the patterns on its shell were detailed yet at the same time simple. The armadillo had basic patterns on it but in a way that made it seem realistic. Although I looked at some armadillo pictures on the Internet, I used an original background. I didn't copy the armadillo completely just its shaped. For the patterns I created my own based on the way the shell looked.
I Developed My Art-Making Skills
I had previously done printmaking in my 8th grade art class but it was just a simple figure. Actually, it wasn't even on a broad topic we just messed around with it to get a feel for what we were doing. I had previously known how to print for the most part but I was a little rusty. I also had to decide which parts I needed to carve out in order to make the picture flow. That was probably the most challenging part of the project because if it was done wrong the whole project would be messed up.
I Take Risks
I did take a few risks during this project. This printmaking project was a mistake free project so taking risks wasn't the best idea. When I traced the clear paper sheet onto the linoleum the parts that were supposed to be cut out weren't very clear so I had to look at my drawing. I was close to cutting the wrong thing sometimes and wasn't sure that if I cut something out it would blend in with another thing. I really did not want that to happen. I was a little rusty with carving the linoleum but I got the hang of it pretty fast and wound up doing pretty good on the project.