My element is Titanium. The atomic number of Titanium is 22. Titanium is one of the strongest metals. It is known as the metal of the Gods in ancient greek history. Originally named Gregorite, after the British chemist, Reverend William Gregor who discovered it in 1791. Titanium is usually used in Aircraft and Spacecraft. For my print, since Titanium is known as the “Metal of the Gods,” I wanted to portray that. My print is someone obtaining the power of the gods.
To start out, I had to come up with a sketch. So I drew steps that were to represent a temple, and the man obtaining the power, with Titanium in the background. I had to trace that to another piece of thin paper. With that trace out, I would trace the drawing into a styrofoam plate. That plate would act as the stamp. Once the stamp is completed, paint must be applied and stamp the drawing on a piece of paper.
For this project, I would change my drawing. I found that my drawing wasn’t as amazing as I thought. Although, I enjoyed pasting my drawing onto paper. I always loved working with paint, so it was a fun experience.
Creating this stamp, I wanted to think of a symbol that, obviously, symbolizes me. I thought, what would be a better symbol than myself? So I wanted to highlight key features of myself that makes me, myself.
Previously, we were given the assignment to come up with three symbols. The symbols were supposed to match the adjective that you chose to describe yourself. I had few adjectives, but the ones that stood about to me were Affectionate, Generous, and Reliable. For affectionate, it was a figure with open arms. For generous, I drew a figure of open hands reaching out. For reliable, I simply drew a flexing arm in a fist. I didn’t feel as though any of the symbols really got out what I wanted to depict. So I decided to create myself.
In my design, the negative and positive space both are used to highlight my features. I cut out the positive space which is my hair, and other facial features. To contrast, I left negative space to highlight the features.
Understanding positive and negative space was a really slow process for me personally. I had an idea, but I would always get confused when I would try it out on my design. I used inspiration from others, realizing that they were simply cutting out the spaces that they colored in to highlight the spaces they weren’t cutting.
Negative space is the space around and between objects in an image. That space is used to emphasize the object of the image! In my cut out I found negative space by looking at the opposites. I knew that if parts of the one side of the owl were present, I would have to take that presence away on the other side.
For artist, it is very important to see negative space. Artist can utilize negative space to their benefit and create many wonderful pieces. They can use negative space to make the main object of their piece to stand out and become more unique! So negative space can definitely enhance a drawing because of that utilization of space!
Megan Lino’s Fish Print really stands out to me as a viewer. I notice that there is a break in pattern by the fish’s “beams of light” which is really aesthetically pleasing. Also I notice that the things surrounding the fish are being attracted to the fish. I wonder how Lino came up with this idea. I also wonder what message she is trying to say. Although, what if Lino added another fish? I wonder how she would break the pattern once again. This is a great piece of work that probably took days and hours to create, which is why I appreciated it so much.
Inspiráo los leyendas
Pero soy yo
Producto de Filadelfia
Oigo gritos de mi hermanas y hermanos
Heulo sudor y sangre
Saboreo mi historia en comida
Toco la densidad de aire
Bailo con mi familia
Como con mi familia
Estoy con mi familia
Necesito mi familia
Somos productos de África
Pero productos de Filadelfia
Pero África está en mi hermanos y hermanas.
For my slide I decided to bring something to the table that defines me by pattern and design. I wanted to focus more on a mash of different textures and colors to show a new type of rhythm that defines me. First I started off with a picture of a sun as the main background because that is the backbone of my character. A sun is radiant and gives life to the things around them. It shows reciprocity that lies within me. My second layer gives off some movement by its texture, being a slight velvety feel. I blended this layer to give more harmony to the first. My third layer was a simple brown color that has somewhat of a smooth yet rough texture. It adds movement to the first. Then I continued with a picture of “ A Black Aesthetic “. I chose this picture because when I went to the National African American Museum in D.C. this stood out to me. I chose to choose a small font for my name to show off the main point of the picture, the aesthetic. I then edited a what was once brown photo to green because to show contrast that something that I’m into is different to what other people think is normal. I then took a photo of myself and photoshopped the eyes out of the picture and drew in colorful ones because it shows that I see much more and take in my surroundings, being aware of more things. I edited locks and put them as my hair. I put this in because I wanted to make more use of my space, also that ever since I chose to lock my hair I felt as though it is a huge part of me. All together it creates a different kind of harmony with a variety of different things.
3: Simone is late for the bus after school! Watch how she hurriedly asks the time from her two peers, Justin and Samera. Good Luck Simone…
4: Simone asks when Justin’s and Mia’s birthdays are, but watch to find out when Simone’s birthday is...a special birthday song might be sung!
Explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection.
-My modem router with the ISP being comcast. Connected to HOME-0E0F-2.4 is more of the mobile devices. I have my PS3, my mothers Android phone, My brother and my IPhone 6’s. Connected to HOME-0E0F-5 is the two mackbooks in my home.
Reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned.
-I was already knowledgeable about ISP’s, Routers and things like that, it was fun to find out more about the WWW and looking deeper into what was going on behind the scenes.
What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?
-I would tell them that they need to know, like what a L.A.N is and the devices connected to your Wifi. Also the cost of your internet because that is important in knowledge.