Regarding the prints, my tutor described this first print (which was not in my final 4) as being more successful than this one which I did put in the final 4.
The first print was on thin Japanese paper and I was pleased with the smooth even colour and interesting interaction between the shapes. The second print is on stiff cartridge paper which means the mask has left a white edge around each shape which my tutor says makes it an unsuccessful print. I liked those white edges and the emphasis they made and was a bit disheartened that unexpected results like this are deemed unsuccessful. I chose the second print because it had more depth with the texture variations and was a bit more experimental, maybe next time I should choose work to submit that is more conventionally 'correct'?
Regarding my other final prints I very much agreed with the comments made including many positive points. This print could have been refined if I had practiced more, I did it 3 times but did feel the drawing could have been improved, I just ran out of patience.
She also said the colour choice was not very exciting, which I also agree with.
My tutor liked this print of the plant, I was worried this was not successful from a technical point of view because it had multiple layers of monoprint which took forever to dry. Thankfully it did dry eventually. I was much more confident by the time I did this which I think shows.
She did not comment on everything, but was overall very positive about my experimental approach.
From this I will take on the following for my next assignment:
- Use a sketch book with detailed drawings of all my subjects
- Record different layout ideas for my prints
- Keep a clearer log on my inspiration and research
- Think carefully about colour choices
- Be meticulous about printing technique
- Explore different papers