#Welcome to #Parent’sDay at #WUHS

If you didn’t know about my daily website (the starting and ending page in class) please jump on board and subscribe to the site. Welcome to Parent’s Day in the Art Studio. Drawing, Studio Art 360, Yearbook, and AP Studio Art fill my day and making, learning the theories of, the history behind art is what we are focusing on. Zentangles and Copper Bas Relief Sculptures, Hands and Feet, Still Life, and Theme are directions the courses are headed. Enjoy your time and send me your feedback at fkorb@waterforduhs.us. Enjoy your day! – Frank Korb


“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close


Drawing: The Still Life has Fallen! Yikes!

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What do you need to do TODAY? To get it good and started? To make changes based on the issues we have in front of us? Are you ready to add color, texture, images to the book pages?

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WHAT HAPPENED? An opportunity for CHANGE!

G: What needs doing? Passes? Come in to keep working and get ahead? What do you need to do?


Studio Art 360: Zentangles and Bas Relief Sculptures

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What do you feel you need to do in order to be focused and intentional in the work you are creating? One aspect of this work is to know that the marks you are making are permanent – cannot be taken out – one and done. How do you work with the mistakes that you might make?

 

How do you feel about the process that you went through today in the making of you bas-relief metal work?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet – in the style of the Masters

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

This is our last day in the studio to work. What are you planning on doing to get this done for the hour (or are you taking this home to resolve over the weekend)?

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Michelangelo’s hand studies:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ulXnqRrDzJw/TK178fx83MI/AAAAAAAAAWI/qKA8MFPnpGA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Michelangelo-2.jpg

As you wrapped this up (or did you) what are you please with in the use of your materials and subject matter

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#Thursday. One More day and then #Weekend #StudioTime

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close


Thursday is here and the work is coming along. I have strong hopes that as the year progresses you are able to see the work you are creating as an important part of all that you do. Some of you, making art is essential to your day, for some of you it is an hour in the day. Let’s make it worth your while and essential to your day! Mr. Korb


Drawing: Book pages and Book Drawing

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What do you need to do TODAY? Hurry to get it done – BUT WELL! Can you add color, texture, images to the book pages?

What needs doing? Passes? Come in to finish? Take home?


Studio Art 360: Zentangles, Pattern, and Animals

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

How satisfied are you with your 5” x 5” design? Do you see new and unique ways to make lines and be more aware of the marks that you are making in the art that you are making?

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Great Pattern and Texture in a Bas Relief Copper Sculpture: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/copper-relief-10029926.jpg

Wednesday and Thursday we are wrapping up the pressing of the design and then the inking / painting / staining of the final work. Two things you are struggling with… why?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet, and the FORM too!

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

What are you looking to do with your drawing today that you began yesterday. Conte on Brown Paper – White, Black, Sanguine? What’s the plan? N: Refer to yesterday and think about the instructions – how are you doing?

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Van Gogh? Rembrandt? Michaelangelo? I am not 100% sure. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/96/b5/43/96b5430339af0c62c3cf9a3171b56ab8–van-gogh-drawings-hand-drawings.jpg

Tomorrow is the last day in studio to work – what do you need to do to prepare for a weekend of work (if you need it)?

#WaffleWednesday – #LateStart

While I appreciate the late starts for staff meetings and the like, the shortness of time with my artists is very valuable and miss that extended time with you. Today is a STRONG day to WORK WORK WORK and get things done. Be ready to be active and WORK today.


“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close


Drawing: To Work on the Book Pages

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What do you need to do TODAY? Hurry to get it done – BUT WELL! Can you add color, texture, images to the book pages?

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Book on Book Pages – Charcoal on Paper: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ac/c7/bc/acc7bcd334d23c7b7c82c5683bcbd682.jpg

\What needs doing? Passes? Come in to finish? Take home?


Studio Art 360: Wrap up NAMES and then ZENTANGLE

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What do you feel you need to do in order to be focused and intentional in the work you are creating? One aspect of this work is to know that the marks you are making are permanent – cannot be taken out – one and done. How do you work with the mistakes that you might make?

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Asymmetrical Salamander Bas Relief Sculpture – https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a4/02/21/a402214a7d9cbd5ff4b7f261b56ebe1e.jpg

How do you feel about the process that you went through today in the making of you bas-relief metal work?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet – the MASTER’S Drawings

EXPO CHICAGO IMAGES are HERE!

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1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

How did yesterday’s drawings help you, move your, challenge you as it comes to OBSERVATION and DETAILS? We are moving forward from a the CONTINUOUS LINE to a more modeled / polished / rendered image.

Breadth Drawing – Large Scale Study of Hands and Feet – Began with Contour Drawings in charcoal. Introduce classical studies of human figures and body parts. Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Refer to the Scholastic Arts Magazines on Both of the artists. Brown paper and conte crayons for the hands and feet drawings. The Hands must be holding an object and the feet must be bare and pushing on or off of something. Look at the tendons and the muscles – how does the underlying structure show through?

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Albrecht Durer – Feet – A Master in Drawing and Art Making and HE STUDIED FEET! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/92/58/c2/9258c247f0b0e1bf5cb1c575095457b5–drawings-of-hands-charcoal-sketch.jpg

What are your thoughts as to the beginning of this drawing? How have you used the ideas from yesterday to develop your compositions for this final work?

#Studio of #ArtMakers. #MakeArt

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close

Chuck Close Working: http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/portraits/chuck_close/chuck-close-working.jpg
Chuck Close Working: http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/portraits/chuck_close/chuck-close-working.jpg

Inspiration is NOT what it takes to make art – making art is what it takes. There are a lot of sketchbook assignments that are in need of REDOING this week – Drawing and AP Artists. What is it that get’s in your way of making art? My excuse – time. Putting out all the fires in the day and then getting to my own studio is the challenge. No Excuses – GO MAKE ART! Korb.


Drawing: How is the GROUND being developed for our artwork?

1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

What ideas are you looking to use as the idea of collage, drawing, text, texture, and books are brought together?

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paper and glue – make your background. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6n6BiZ4N6JM/maxresdefault.jpg

Have you improved your ART MAKING skills over the first artwork? Mid Crit. on Thursday? That’s the plan at least.


Studio Art 360: Sketchbook Tuesday – Change of plans from the original idea. 3D NAMES using perspective…

SKETCHBOOK TUESDAY! G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

Open your sketchbook – use a ruler (or not) and demonstrate your understanding of using a VANISHING POINT, HORIZON LINE, and SHAPES to create a sense of SPACE – GO! BUT… Use your NAME

Shapes: and FORM: Let’s consider how we can use SHAPE to help define the idea of FORM and SPACE. Following along – let’s start to talk about 1 Point Perspective and then REALLY quickly move into the ideas of 2 Point Perspective. Boxes, windows, doors, roofs… what else can you draw using perspective.

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Names in 2 point perspective. How are you using the idea? https://i.pinimg.com/600×315/da/46/70/da4670cea0003e42c02ff1d1263d3dd0.jpg

Challenges and struggles? Are you going to take it home and REFINE it?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet

G: 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

What are your challenges when it comes to the ideas of contour line drawings? List 3 things that you struggle with?

What 3 things did you succeed with today?

AND this form:

#Welcome back to the #Studio – Almost a full week – #LateStart #Wednesday

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close


What a great week we had last week. Artists are making themselves comfortable in the studio, figuring out who they are, what skills they have, where they might be struggling, What they like and dislike. This week is going to be a VERY SOLID week of work. Critiques, New Ideas, New Materials, New Challenges will be faced by all. Be ready to work and make a lot of strides in your work. – Korb

Field Trip to Art Expo Chicago: Click HERE to see more images.

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Drawing: Ground for the Drawing – Sketching it up.

Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

How are you going to move forward with the work in front of you? What sorts of ideas are you going to use to resolve as a collage?

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Anselm Kieffert: Using the book as a subject matter: https://d1inegp6v2yuxm.cloudfront.net/royal-academy/image/upload/c_limit,f_auto,w_1200/g7q5smgvt1e8os2i1kvd.jpg

What is the progression forward with the work? What are your thoughts as we move forward in this work?


Studio Art 360: Bas Relief DESIGN

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

How satisfied are you with your 5” x 5” design? Do you see new and unique ways to make lines and be more aware of the marks that you are making in the art that you are making?

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BAs Relief – HIGH END – Not exactly what our work will look like – but BALANCE and Symmetrical: https://img0.etsystatic.com/055/0/10388108/il_570xN.728983156_bbdf.jpg

We will be working these ideas into copper this week – what do you need to do to finalize your designs?


AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE

3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

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What were 3 things that you took away from today’s crit?

SPARK DAY @ WUHS

After a fantastic field trip to Expo Chicago yesterday we take Friday to give back to our community and help build character among our fantastic students at school. Each grade level is participating in a different character building activity and we are out a little bit early today.

If you have a chance to get down to Chicago for art expo, I highly encourage it. Our 8 students that were able to go had a fantastic time and experienced art as they’ve never experienced it before. Please click HERE to see the images that we’ve gathered from Expo Chicago 2017.

Where Does #MrKorb go all the time?

 

I’m in CHICAGO today with the AP Studio Artists and we are looking at THOUSANDS of artworks from all around the world. This gathering of Contemporary Art (maybe some Modern) is called Expo Chicago – the Mid-West’s largest and most important art show of the year. I hope you can make it down there this weekend to see the work. I’ll be back tomorrow – see you then.

Mr. Korb

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“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014


Drawing: Still Life – TAKE YOUR TIME

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

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Anselm Kiefer and the idea of using BOOKS as the subject matter. https://italianintransito.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/anselm-kiefer-naglfar.jpg

I trust that you can BEGIN on the FINAL DRAWING – maybe assembling the collage of book pages – and we are going to WORK today.

Open your handbook to page 10 and respond to the following questions: How have you achieved success today? Name 3 things on page 10 in the handbook.


Studio Art 360: Zentangle, Sol LeWitt, Animals

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

How successful did you feel with your ZENTANGLE designs from yesterday?

Remember to glance past these examples from last year – HERE.

SPECIAL NOTE: Today you are going to find an animal or flower ONLINE and use that image for an inside the ZENTANGLE design you started yesterday. Use the drawing you came up with yesterday and then combine it with a new animal or flower. I have examples that you will look at in a moment. This is going to become a COPPER PLATE BAS RELIEF drawing that will be worked up – you need to FOCUS. I am NOT WORRIED!

Open your handbook to page 10 and respond to the following questions: Well now – what were THREE things you were SUCCESSFUL with or that you STRUGGLED with?


AP Studio Art: I really miss you today!

2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

As a body / concentration of works, what have you found as interesting, worthwhile for 1) YOU to create and 2) the audience to sit and look at? 3) Holding it together as an intense study of the topic?

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This can be SIMPLE BLACK and WHITE. Don’t get LOST in the details all the time. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/36/5e/1c365e21960f7905351d60fea2dd789f.jpg

Monday is the critique – what are things you need to do to FINISH the PROJECT? Lots of DRAWINGS!

 

#MidWeek and we’re #MakingArt in the #Studio

Thanks for a great day while I was gone yesterday. I hope you got a lot accomplished. Today in all our classes it is a good time to reflect on the tasks that got done and where we go from here. Rubrics, expectations, plans are all a part of the process we are going through as artists. Where are you in the journey?


“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014


Drawing: Develop the Collage and then the DRAWING up on / from that.

3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

As you have worked through the thumbnails,what have you been struggling with? Successful with. Write this out in three or four sentences. Why?

Questions to Ask When Talking / Writing About Art HERE

Now that we have started with the LARGE – FINISHED DRAWING – What are your successes in the drawing and the process?


Studio Art 360: Critique on Sketchbook and then Sol LeWitt – AND the next work of art.

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan. 

What kind of balance do you find you prefer? Symmetry? Approximate Symmetry? Radial? Asymmetry? Zentangle Designs

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Animal in Copper: Design your animal based on a visual image you have found online. Let’s focus on LINE (we’re getting good with that). https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d4/85/1a/d4851a03cfa14bb5c5e65d41d1e8ecfa.jpg

What type of balance have you chosen to use? What are three reasons you chose this direction to go with?

RUBRIC in HANDBOOK – Let’s START with the SELF-EVALUATION of YESTERDAY’S Sketchbook Assignment.


AP Studio Art: WORK on the 25.

2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

25 parts to this weeks project. DUE in 2 Mondays… Critique then. What are you most comfortable with? Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, or Paint? Why?

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An apple – MANY TIMES an apple. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/03/9a/f6/039af69ef1869814340031fb81990f6c.jpg

As you look at the BODY of the works – what is TYING THEM TOGETHER? How do we see this as a series that is CLEARLY ties together?

 

#Tuesday in the #ArtStudio and #MrKorb is nowhere to be found.

Generally speaking, when I am gone  – things run a lot faster and smoother in the art studio. I am not here to over-explain things. That said, I’ve included a couple of videos to help you get yourself on track. Studio Art 360 – the DEMO video is a GREAT one of dealing with a few examples – we will start out with our shoes and move on from there. Thanks for all the hard work and I will see you on Wednesday! – Korb


Drawing: Still Life and the ROUGH Drawing

Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

This is the DAY of ROUGHS. This is the day to spend the ENTIRE PERIOD working out the FINAL DRAWING idea as a large final idea drawing – full page of the sketchbook – 46 minutes of FOCUSED DRAWING. This drawing is COLLECTED at the end of the hour so I can look it over and give it some feedback. I hope you DRAW. We will have a demo tomorrow on  creating of the book pages with glue. How are you going to work this into your drawing? Thinking of the edges of the books? how are you defining the edges of forms DIFFERENTLY now than you have in the past? How are you thinking about the idea of COMPOSITION now that it has been spoken about?

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Stack of Books – Be inspired by your Authors or the Stories: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e3/00/81/e30081a9c8ad44273f60ef89cea9d227.jpg

Open your handbook to page 10 and in the GREY BOX, answer the following questions: Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days? What do you feel you will be able to improve on regarding the skills you have currently?


Studio Art 360: Sketchbook Tuesday and Continuous Line Contour Drawings

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Mr. Korb’s first approach to the continuous line portrait.
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Alexander Calder wire sculpture – He used CONTOUR LINES to help us see the portrait – no shading! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/23/fd/2c23fd12deb17f6dc262da3fdadd5da8.jpg

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What do you feel is the value of practicing in a sketchbook? How can you see this as being a place that others (engineers, designers, architects, artists) might need as a valuable tool?

Sketchbook Assignment: Watch the video above to get a feel for the technique. As you draw – GO SLOWLY and work SILENTLY. Only let your hand move at the pace you eyes are travelling over the object (Shoe, Hand, Face…).

Sketchbook Assignment – Continuous Line Contour Drawings: We are going to use a single line to create observation based drawings of objects that we make use of and really think we understand. Start with your hand (4 minutes), then move onto your shoe (4 minutes), then using a mirror try your face (4 minutes), a volunteer of a classmate and their face – (4 minutes then SWITCH). If you want to do two sets of hands or two sets of shoes – go ahead. This sketchbook day WILL TAKE THE ENTIRE HOUR.

Open your HANDBOOK to page 10 and in the GREY BOX answer these questions: What were the BIGGEST Challenges and struggles you faced with this drawing? Were you able to work SLOW? I hope so. yo? Are you going to take it home and REFINE it?


AP Studio Art: Don’t forget to STAY FOCUSED – 25 works due MONDAY!

2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

I really want LITTLE pre-thinking – just work-time today. Lay out the works you have so far and then look. What’s working what’s not? Go get to work!

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TELEPHONE: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/85/e0/3b85e0f54e3eb2b833c3cc0ffeb8db68.png

Open your handbook to page 10 and in the GREY BOX answer the following question: What did you accomplish today? 3 things

 

4 Day Week with #SPARK day on #FRIDAY – Let’s #MakeArt until then.

We have another shortened week but it is a series of FULL DAYS. I will miss two of them for a conference and then a field trip. Sorry – not really but it’ll be great to see you work without me over your shoulders. Week one was good and I am getting to know who you all are – some more than others. Think about the CHARACTER that you are putting forth and how that is affecting your work.



“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014


Drawing: Still Life – Collage – Thumbnails

EXPLAIN USE OF GOALS TO ALL CLASSES and ONLINE EXPECTATION SHEET


Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

Look a the thumbnails from last week and discuss with a neighbor what is working in the composition and what is not.

Stephanie Peters - Drawing on Book Pages: http://www.stephartist.com/uploads/6/9/5/4/6954622/7628016.jpg

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? Perspective? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL in your drawing?


Studio Art 360: Sol LeWitt and the LAST DAY of it.

 

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What is a balance? What is a pattern? What patterns and balance are you drawn to? What were your favorite designs from last week’s work with Sol LeWitt? We are EVENTUALLY going to use one of the color studies in a painting for the next artwork.

BALANCE + 1 in a bit…

What challenges did you have in the ideas of drawing out the Sol LeWitt ideas? How do you see us using this later? Can you?


AP Studio Art: Mid Crit and then MAKE ART

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

As you look at the middle of the 25 artworks – what are the hurdles that you see in front of you?  What are the hurdles that you have already jumped over?

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TELEPHONE: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/85/e0/3b85e0f54e3eb2b833c3cc0ffeb8db68.png

What did you take away from the critique?