ArtTalk Portfolio Critique Sheet
Describe – What do you see?
Artist’s Name: Sarina DilwithDate Created: FallTitle of the work: Name Project
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) There are many lines in this work. It is mostly type and has very clean, smooth looking lines.
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. (Don’t confuse texture with pattern – the repetition of some motif in a recognizable order, such as
polka dots or a checkerboard.
(2-3 sentences) The colors in this are cool and warm. There is mostly cool color. the background is blue with
purpleish pink, while words are dark cool colors, or yellows. The background with cool colors and warm
colors creates depth in the simple words.
Balance: What contributes to balance in the composition? Is the balance symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial? (2
-3 sentences)There is Asymmetrical balance in this photoshop document. The fonts and sizes are all different
making your eyes go all over the page.
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)It shows a warm-cool feeling. It almost reminds me of a town building at night. As if the sun was going
down reflecting blues and pinks and purples on a building.
Judge – What do you think of the work?
Write about the success of this work, explain.
(3-5 sentences)I like this work because most of the Name Projects are blank with just different fonts, while this one has a
background and mood. The fonts dotn match at all which makes it eye catching. I enjoy this piece and it looks really well done.