My element was zinc and its atomic number is 30.
Zinc has been around since the 16th century and it is used in many ways including pennies and medicines. All living things need zinc to survive.
I was interested in the fact that all living things need zinc, so I settled on a nature themed print. I made the N attached to the Z like roots and both letters have leaves coming off of them.
I knew that I wanted to make it nature themed, so I didn’t go through many iterations before I had my final design.
If I did this again, I would probably make the lines deeper so there was more contrast.
I enjoyed matting the print because it was very satisfying to rip the excess paper around the print.
The assignment was to cut out a design for a stamp in negative space. We had to pick a symbol or a design that reflected our personality. I have always identified with my astronomical sign, Aries. I knew that I wanted to add it into my stamp because it is a big part of my identity. I also wanted the piece to be simple and striking. I decided of coloring half of the S because it is defined and sleek. I wasn’t sure how I would put these two symbols into one stamp, but I didn’t want them to be separate. I decided on an overlapping design and I’m glad that it turned out the way I envisioned it. Explain the importance of negative and positive space and how you used it in your design. Negative space allows the view to see your piece exactly the way you want them to. It makes your piece stand out with bold color. I used negative space by cutting away the parts that I didn’t want the viewer to see. I kept the dark, solid outlines and the middle of the S to help convey the message of my personality. One thing that I learned was that colored paper is very helpful. I drew and pasted my stamp on white paper, when I should have cut it out on black paper. This would have allowed the black parts to stand out even more. Ms. Hull also said that I would have trouble cutting out thin lines, so I made them thicker. This not only made it easier to cut out, I also helps the stamp with its striking image.
Printmaking is a medium of art that is made by carving pictures or designs on plates or blocks and stamping them into a surface. The ink allows artists to have very strong colors and high contrasts in the print. While engraving is one of the oldest art forms, relief printing techniques were first used by the Egyptians to print on fabric. However, printmaking first appeared in Europe in the 15th century. Johannes Gutenberg started to work on his printing press in 1436, but Master E.S. was one of the first to use initials as a signature on his plates. The subject of the prints also varied in different parts of the world. In Germany and the Netherlands the art was almost completely dominated by religious subject matter and Italian printmaking covered a more broad range. The Invention of printmaking was revolutionary for several reasons. For starters, no one had thought of using these techniques as a regular art form before. It also lasted longer that oil paintings and other mediums of art because the block was often made of wood or stone. It was also a new way for artists to show color and tone in their work. The print I chose is The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai. The print shows an ocean with large, restless waves. Amidst the blue and white waves you can see two tattered and beaten down canoes with rows of men in them taking shelter from the waves. In the background you can see a large, snow capped mountain. The piece has a lot of cool tones in the sky and the water and shows texture by creating wakes in the waves. The artist shows space by having a foreground in the ocean and a background with the mountain. I notice that the men in the bout are hunched down and have matching uniforms. I wonder if they were a part of some kind of crew or army. I also notice that the sky is grey and that the wakes are big and violent. I wonder if that means it is a big storm that these soldiers got trapped in.
A. Negative space is is the empty space around the subject of an image.
B. I found the negative space in my cut out by tracing the lines of the tree and cutting out the darker parts.
C. Seeing in negative space helps an artist because they can make their subject more defined, interesting, and detailed.
D. I think seeing in negative space enhances some drawings because if you want to depict a sharp image with high contrast, it can help get your message across to the viewer.
I learned that less is more. I decided to take out all of the miss match pictures and go with a pattern background so it wasn’t boring and one of my favorite quotes. I used black font because it was complimentary to the background color. I balanced the quote on the l top left with my name on the bottom right corner. I tried to match my old slide with similar clip art but I realized it would be too crowd so I decided on a quote, my name, and an interesting background.
explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. All of our devices are connected to a Comcast coax wire.
reflect on what you learn ed about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned. I couldn’t believe that some website can automatically access your information.
what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network? If you want faster internet, you should get a network with fiboroptics.