NY&VN collaboration task
1. When this task was introduced to you what were your first thoughts, reactions? Why?
My first thought was that this was going to be an extremely complicated but interesting and new project for me. I thought this as I have never done something similar to it before.
2. What are you excited the most about the collaboration unit?
I am most excited about creating art I am happy about with somebody from across the world who I do not even know.
3. a) Explain how you have been connecting with your buddy?
We have been using edmodo and making our padlets. Getting responses takes a while but, most of the time communication flows easily.
b) What is your buddy’s name and what did you learn about them?
My buddy’s name is Samantha and I know that she enjoys reading books and anime and she likes the color blue just like I do!
c) What similarities or differences did you notice between you and your buddy?
We both had similar interests in leisure activities but, I noticed that she is more experienced in art than I am.
4. How has (will) your drawing/learning been (be) effected because of the collaboration so far? (for example are you working differently because you are working with someone else?)
I have to ask before making decisions and ask for opinions to make sure they are both okay with the ideas I have for the page. It makes sense as it is our page.
5. a)What did you think about Graeme Base writing to us?
I thought that is was really awesome that we could contact the person who created the book that our whole task was inspired by and him taking the time to write us back. It was interesting getting his own personal thoughts and facts on his own book and his view on our task.
b) What did you learn from his letter?
I learned a lot more facts about the book and his preferences on how he did the art. I think it will be helpful while picking was materials we use to do our own to make it look similar. It was also interesting to find out how long it took him and how hard it was for him to do. he did the book all by himself while we are doing only a page per group.
c) Describe what you think of his book.
I think the book has beautiful illustration. I also like the idea of the book . Animals doing everyday human things. I think these two factors are only a few of the reasons why the book is still so popular with both children and adults. From what he shows us in the book he has an extremely creative mind.
6. What challenges have you faced so far?
I had a hard time picking our main animal and our verse but, we figured it out eventually. I am pretty happy with it and we have all agreed on using it. The biggest problem was the communication because if I wanted to change something we had to get it approved by Samantha before we went on and did it.