So, we went over my portfolio tonight in Drawing class, and I got an A- on everything except my Mark-Making assignment, which I got a B+ on. This is good. The different things he didn’t like about each of the sections amounted mostly to my inability to do things I haven’t been taught yet (shading before he taught shading, or how to set up a composition without it ever being mentioned in class) or with differences of opinion (on the Mark-Making project I created a rigid border that intentionally boxed in all the other marks, in an attempt to show that even within such a tiny prison there could still be a lot of motion, energy, and differentiation. The teacher’s feedback was that the border made the whole thing feel boxed in, and although there was a lot of motion and energy in the piece, he wished it wouldn’t have been trapped and confined. I tried explaining that that trapping was the point when i turned it in the first time weeks ago, and I tried again tonight, but I’m still wrong and he’s still right), or worst of all with my inability to draw straight lines freehand on some of the perspective assignments. I have never in my life been able to make a straight line, for years even with the assistance of rulers. I have adapted my work outside of class around this, but am held accountable for it in class.
oh well. As long as I pass, as long as I do well enough that they let me keep taking classes, at least until I get into the painting classes i want to take, that’s fine. We’ll see how the rest of the class goes.