Project 6- Colleague Critique.


Paulo created a work of art influenced by the color scheme that he chose. He predominately used the different shades and tints of the color he chose in order to give off the different effects that his original picture depicts. I love how Paulo grasped the concept of this project. I can actually tell that he recreated himself. In fact it actually does look like him. He used paints unlike some of us who used magazine paper. I love how he lightened the glasses part to show that light was bouncing off his face. The background of the picture makes the picture pop. It kind of gave it a 3-d effect to it. His picture was done on 14 x 17 inch paper which I believe made it a little harder for him in order to position the papers in the right place.

The degree of representation that he used was to actually represent himself. His job was to basically recreate himself using by choosing a color scheme from the color wheel. The elements of design that he used were color, value, shape, and balance. He combined all of these elements in order to create his “selfie”. He created balance, movement, and a sense of proportion. I say proportion/balance because by looking at the picture I feel like I can split it right down the middle from the top of his hair down to his chin; and even with it cut in half the picture would still give off the same effect. That’s how powerful it is. Paulo’s work is very harmonic. The colors he chose somehow blended together well. The yellow that he used makes the picture seem energetic. For me the focal point is the upside down triangle the he uses to represent the hair under his chin. It’s the only triangle that I can spot in the entire picture.

Paulo achieved the characteristics of composition. The way he created emphasis, scale and proportion, and space makes the picture exciting to look at for me. In order to strengthen the picture, I don’t think anything should be changed. I believe its fine just the way it is. The strongest part of his work of art is his beard. The color of his bread helps to separate his face from his neck. Also the color that he chose was one of the darkest points in the picture and it really grabbed my attention. Although we couldn’t use black, he went on to find a really dark color to help bring out his features.


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