Acrylic & Water color Summative

Hello! Welcome to my Acrylic paint & Water color summative post!!

Proposal: An owl in acrylic pallet knife 


Formative Process

Pallet Knife Practice

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One choice I made was to practice using the many different pallet knifes that are available in the classroom to see how it would feel, and if I’m capable of using them for my final. I chose 16 different knives and tried each one out, ^^as you can see above. I really like how messy and care-free they are. My peers have asked me questions like, “How can you stand the messiness?”. To be honest, I’m actually a very neat and precise artist, I don’t like anything going out of place. However, I thought it would be good to try something else, a little out of my comfort zone, and see how it turns out! =) Something new I learned was that each knife (although some are just slightly different in shape than one another) creates a very different shape/print when you apply it on paper with acrylic paint. I never knew there could be so many designs and shapes of pallet knives, it is very cool. I think that paint brushes are much too boring now compared to these artistic instruments! Something I would change is to have pressed the pallet knives a little more than I did, in the paint so that it gives me a clearer image of the shape it creates. 

Geometric Shapes in Pallet Knife


One choice I made was

Something new I learned was

Something I would change is


3 Owl Drawings – Trials

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One choice I made was

Something new I learned was

Something I would change is

Summative Process

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One choice I made was

Something new I learned was

Something I would change is



2 thoughts on “Acrylic & Water color Summative

  1. Gustavo Espinosa:

    Hey Rayhan,

    Again, you demonstrate tremendous Creativity and Originality in this piece. Your media and style choice is what sets this piece apart from many others. I love how you used pallet knives and a thick application. Your color choice is also very interesting. The red and orange touches really catch the eye.

    My piece of criticism here is again concerning Elements and Principles, specifically with your composition. It might have been more visually appealing if there was more negative space. You have such a creative subject and application of media that it alone does the work of attracting attention. Perhaps, you didn’t need to make the owl so big. Instead, you could have let your obvious artistic ability draw the attention.


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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Gustavo! I agree with your feedback, having left more negative space would have balanced out my composition. I will keep this in mind for my next art project. Thank you! =)


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