In art class, we made prints of an animal and its background by drawing, carving, and stamping our animal. I feel that my final print is pretty good; there is a lot of texture in the elephant and in the blackground. I added this by carving out lines and dots in the picture. Texture is important because it makes the picture really come to life. I also added contrast by choosing a light color paint (yellow) and a dark color backgrond (black); contrast is important because it really makes the elephant pop out. I used the positive space for the main elephant and to add texture in the background and used negative space for the background and to add texture in the elephant. I think the craftmanship is okay - I didn't cut deep enough while carving which allowed paint to get in the tiny wells. Overall, I thought that this was an extremely fun project. I enjoyed the drawing of the elephant and the rolling of the paint onto our carving. However, I didn't enjoy the carving as much because it was difficult to carve out the really small details. In the end, it was very enjoyable and I feel good with my final project.