How can I make good annotations?

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I'm struggling to make my art annotations, I need to know what I need to mention because is all I need to do to finish my art books.


Posted Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 17:45 by leticia

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O.K I study art myself, thus you need to mention when annotating:

  • what it is (observational drawing ect.)
  • what media have you used (collage,montage,pen and ink)
  • what you like about it (tone and texture ect.)
  • what you would improve next time (different media)
  • thus mention why it links in with your topic
  • how the design is inspired by an artists work

I believe these are the main points, but most of all make sure you don't repeat your annotations !!!!! <3  

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:27 by Taz Hegarty
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When I annotated mine I was told by my art teacher not to say 'this is a picture of a teapot' or whatever your picture is, but to comment on the media/techniques you used and why you used them/if they were effective and how they relate to your final piece. I was also told you don't have to annotate all your images, just the ones that need explaining to give a sense of journey :)

e.g. Say you have a mixed media with charcoal and acrylic you could say ' I created this piece using acrylic and charcoal, because I wanted to put forward the contrast between the (different themes of the image). I believe this worked effectively as the image stands out and the medias work well together. I am considering using this for my final piece'.

Hope this helped!

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 18:18 by rosieasdfghjkl
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As already mentioned, Media and Techniques are important. Did you use charcoal, biro, watercolour and so on. Perhaps techniques such as Monoprinting were used, in which case a little step by step guide on what you did might be nice?

However I've found that it's also important to mention opinions, so what you like or dislike about the piece of work. How it could be improved (assuming you're not annotating another artists work). Would you do this style of work again, if not why? The composition of your work (the layout, if it's photography you're annotating, perhaps commenting on why you decided to take it at a certain angle?)

Always link back to artists you have previously researched and how their work has inspired your own. (This should always get you a couple extra marks). And then at the end of everything, when designing a final piece, ensure that everything ties together and links have been made throughout.

Other than that (which should be a couple paragraphs of text), there isn't much else to consider. Though I may have missed something out.. Either way, I hoped this helped you a little. :D

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 19:53 by Bexie
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Yes, these are the main points to annotate your art work but you have to think about the media and techniques. All these things are really important

Answered Fri 7th September, 2012 @ 12:09 by Thomas clark