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ArtTalk Portfolio Critique Sheet

Describe What do you see?

Artists Name: RachelDaileyDate Created: fallTitle of the work: Ex5

Medium used: PhotoShop

Analyze How is the work organized? What elements or principles of design are used? Use art vocabulary to analyze
the work.
Lines: What kind of lines are in the work? Straight, curved, dotted, broken, wavy, jagged, textured, horizontal,
vertical diagonal, contour or outlines. Were the lines created by abrupt color, value or texture changes? (2-3
sentences) The artwork is primarily black and white, and the repetition of open color contrasting with the
background makes the picture very interesting. The consistency of the coloring makes the picture much more
dynamic and interesting.

Color and Value
Are the colors warm, cool, bright, dull, light, opaque or transparent? Values resulting from combinations
of lights and darks, or shades and tints of a color.
Shapes (two-dimensional) and forms (three-dimensional), representational, abstract, organic,
geometrical, open, closed.
Texture Rough, smooth, coarse, soft, bumpy, hairy, shady, etc. Simulated you can see but not feel it or
real. (Dont confuse texture with pattern the repetition of some motif in a recognizable order, such as
polka dots or a checkerboard.
(2-3 sentences) The picture is very organic in essence and contains only greyscale coloring and a very warm
red. The textures present are also very friedly, warm and familiar.

Balance: What contributes to balance in the composition? Is the balance symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial? (2
-3 sentences)The asymmetrical balance of this picture comes from the lack of consistent open watermelons. The
framing (including melons that are cut out of the frame) makes the photo seem more extensive that it is in

Interpret What message does this artwork communicate to you?
Write about the feeling, mood or message of this work. Defend your interpretation with evidence from the description
and analysis information above and/or use art history or past experiences.
(3-5 sentences)The presence of color within the melons but not outside of them shows that there is more within than can
be seen from the outside. This is a common motif, especially when using coloring contrast. It is presented very
effectively here.

Judge What do you think of the work?
Write about the success of this work, explain.
(3-5 sentences)I feel that this work is a success. The meaning of the work is clear and precise without appearing shallow. The
image quality is very high and consistent and there are no clear flaws in the coloring of the image. The image might benefit from
being slightly brighter, however.