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Final

In order to complete the final assignment I used line, color, value, space, texture, primary and secondary colors, shade and value gradation and other principles of designs and organization to help me illustrate the movement of energy.
 
 
The entire picture plane is being utilized and activated through a variation of line, shape, colors and textures. The composition is asymmetrical and the weight is distributed throughout the entire plane however because of the repetition of lines and use complimentary color some areas appear more weighted; for example, the area’s with purple and yellow. Found in the upper and lower areas of the composition. The shape I choose was ‘Biomorphic’, I created these shapes using color and line, I wanted to depicted a variation of shapes by playing with the positive and negative spaces. The biomorphic shapes are both convex and concave depending on the formation of the line. The composition creates the illusion of space by expressing texture. In order to achieve this I used overlapping lines over shapes defined by value and color. There is also a sense of atmospheric perspective in that I used Cool colors in the back and warm colors depicting the traveling energy.

The concept of my design was predetermined by the words selected in class. Energy, biomorphic and, texture. Upon choosing these words I had already begun creatively brainstorming a composition in which one could follow the flow of energy through a variation of lines. In the beginning I had a very monochromatic approach in trying to show the subject matter (energy) as a white moving force over the various values of one hue. When transitioning into a wider range of colors and focusing more simultaneous colors I tried to capture the viewers eye with a more harmonious approach to its visual flow.

The content of my composition is unified, I have used my knowledge of the principles of organization to establish a pleasing and natural visual flow. Mixing colors came naturally to me and seems to be one of the more successful elements of the composition. However, a challenge was faced because the guidelines of the assignment was to work with complimentary colors. As stated above, I began the creative process in a monochromatic scale and trying to express the same emotion while using a variation of color was difficult.

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Scales

Value Self Portrait

 Is the portrait occupying the whole area of the composition?
 Are all 9 values from your value scale present?

 Has a broad value scale been established?

 Does the portrait break each value into a flat plane?

 Was the grid properly utilized to locate the correct placement of all shapes and values to maintain the facial proportions?

 Have you avoided outlining facial features?

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Texture

Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds and the “How to Create a Focal Point” handout.
 Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

 Describe how you created the visual textures in your design.

 Does your design include a full value range?

 What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Directional Dominance

 Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds and the “How to Create a Focal Point” handout.

Yes this demonstrates the rule of thirds by having the focal point in the upper 1/3 

 Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

 How have you established a directional dominance?

 How have you established a directional conflict? Does your design make use of implied lines?

 Does your design include a full value range?

 What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Shape and space

Are figure/ground relationships evident in your design? Do each of the black & white shapes compete to act as positive & negative space? Does the composition contain approximately 50% black and 50% white shapes?

 Have you accurately created each half of the design so that they are a perfect mirror image of each other, reversing the positive & negative space?

I have accurately created each half of the design so they perfectly mirror each other 

 How did you use Balance to activate the composition?

 What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Variation of Line

  



 Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

 Describe the line characteristics within each of your three lines?

 Are all shapes & negative spaces activated within your composition? Are shapes created within the negative space by each of your lines?

 What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Dynamic Composition

 Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds and the “How to Create a Focal Point” handout.

 Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

 Does the composition successfully utilize repetition of shape and line? How?

 Does the drawing display a confident use of the pitt pens? Does the drawing explore variation in line quality/thickness?

 What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

 Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Photography and the Grid

 

raw denim

Sugar Cane

My design incorporates 12 images of raw sugar cane denim and I have taken the entire picture plane into consideration.  I made connections between the objects photographed by repeating color, subject, and texture. All of my photographs are cut to 3¼ x 3¾ and are spaced as evenly as possible providing my design with a consistent pattern. I organized this pattern through the use of a grid. Structuring the photographs in this way displays an understanding of repetition and illustrates how pattern can be utilized to establish a visual flow. The repeated pattern and the structure of the grid encourage the viewers eye to travel over the entire page easily moving from image to image. I had a hard time cutting each piece with precision using the X-aco knife. I think if doing the project again I would use a full size manual paper cutter. I used rubber cement and a squeegee to paste my pictures onto the Bristol board.

Wabi-Sabi


Today I was invited to join a 365 day art challenge. It was in the group I was exposed to this beautiful aesthetic. Below I have posted a few photographs that embody it’s principle as well as some other


 

The way we should treat everything in life. #fixit