I think that I could have been a bit more creative with this project because I went fairly obvious with the war theme. I really like how the background turned out with the lace. I am very happy with how the flowers turned out and I spent a lot of time on it. I worked outside of class to finish, but I also worked very hard on the flowers. I faced a lot of challenges with how to create a good composition and how to arrange the items in space. I think that I am going to add more flowers into future projects because I loved how they turned out. I might also add spray painted lace to some projects because of how cool the pattern is. I would give myself an A on this project because I tried very hard on the flowers and spent many hours painting them. Overall, I am extremely happy with how hard I worked on this project and the amount of effort I put into painting the flowers.
-I think that I could have been more creative when thinking of an idea for this project, but I am happy with how it represents me. My work is based on my dream of becoming a veterinarian, so I believe I captured that dream fairly well. I could have gotten more creative with my work. My work is more idea-driven than technique-driven because I could have used more technique and darker values to increase contrast between values. I worked outside of class to finish in time because I really wanted to make the cat in the self portrait as detailed as possible. My work ethic has improved more than it was in the past, but I have always worked hard in my life to finish projects and get them done to the best of my ability. I would maybe just dive in next time for this project and make the shading values darker right from the start. Some challenges I faced while working was doing the hand and also working on darker shading. I learned that if you add darker shading, the work looks a lot better due to the high contrast. In my future work I might try and think more creatively and think outside the box more. I definitely will add more shading to the next project I work with so the contrast is high. If I was an instructor I would give myself an A because I tried really hard on this project and it took me a while to get the detail added. I think that the craftsmanship is better than I have done in the past, but there are some wrinkles and finger prints. I really wish that I had taken a more creative approach to this project and maybe it would have paid off more in the end after all of the hard work I put in. Overall I worked tremendously hard and I am fairly happy with the finished product because I think it represents me and what I want to do with my life.