The artwork depicts a Harlequin like jester performing ribbon acrobatics while balancing sharp implements in his hand. The character dons a suit made of different patterns of fabric, a typical jester head piece, and a menacing mask with an ear to ear grin and one eye closed. This further increases the performances risk as he has only one eye to use for all the task he is doing at once. For texture I found that cross hatching was a good way to imply value change. However, cross hatching the whole thing would cause objects to be undefinable in the artwork. To fix this I used lines in one direction for the ribbons and head piece, while simultaneously using cross hatching for areas around the lines to define each individual part of the picture. As I said before, the use of different drawing techniques helped to balance the piece. The subject matter was displayed across the canvas in order to prevent it being all in the middle. I also purposely put nothing of interest in the middle in order to keep the viewers eyes from sticking to that location. Movement is implied from the ribbons as well as the knife in his hand. The ribbons, especially the ones not pulled across his body, are loose and flowing. This implies a movement of free falling in front of the viewers face. The knife is also not resting against the Jester’s fingers and seems weightless as it appears to go upward as the Jester falls downward. If I were to improve the artwork I would exaggerate the amount the weightless and free falling motion of the piece. More ribbons would be flowing instead of pulled taut against the Harlequins body. I would move the knife further from the hand and just add more detail to the mask and extra patterns to the costume. The final thing I would do to the piece would be to add more shading. As like some of my previous works the middle section of shading is lacking when compared to the bright and dark areas.