Project 2: Repetition Grid
(Combine principles of form and repetition on complex grids.)
- First step: Draw 75 motif thumbnails
Motif thumbnails #1
Motif thumbnails #2
- Second step: Choose a motif and decide whether to create 100(1″ x 1″) tiles or 25(2″ x 2″) on 10″ x 10″ size to create a design. Then, draw a basic grid with 25(2″ x 2″) or 100(1″ x 1″)identical spaces. Place the motif tiles on the grid lines and create 5 different interesting design. I chose 100 tiles, because it gives me the opportunity to create several designs.
Motif tiles on grid #1
Motif tiles on grid #2
Motif tiles on grid #3
Motif tiles on grid #4
Motif tiles on grid #5
Step 3: Choose one of the 5 designs and glue it on to a tracing paper with grid lines. Then create several inking plans (From your selected design) on tracing paper
motif tiles final design
Inking Plan #1
Inking Plan #2
Inking Plan #3
Final Step: Transfer the selected inking design from a piece of tracing paper onto a piece of illustration board.
Exploration #1: Concentration & Isolation Emphasis
In Exploration #1 we were asked to create to two images: First is the concentration emphasis, and the second is isolation emphasis. We could use any medium as long as its black & white, and the shape of the image should be square.
Here are the two images of the the task.
- Small details are very important.
- Use 8 x 12 bristol board instead of 9 x 12.
- Craftsmanship is important.
- Make sure to represent your work clean.
- Focal point should not be in the middle.
Used CS6 so the design looks more clean and more crafted
Redesign Curved lines(CS6)
I choose my final four designs on the basis of originality, balance, and line. I think the four chosen best exemplify these three design elements.
Vertical & Horizontal Lines
Vertical/Horizontal, Curved, Diagonal Lines
100 Thumbnails consisting of :
- 25 – Horizontal & vertical
- 25 – Diagonal
- 25 – Curvilinear
- 25 – At least one horizontal or vertical, curvilinear, and diagonal.
Vertical & Horizontal #1
Vertical & Horizontal #2
Horizontal or Vertical, Curvilinear, and Diagonal #1
Architecture has always stood out as the perfect career path for me. It was at the age of nine that I truly understood what architecture was. Travelling to many countries has allowed me to experience a variety of different cultures, along with some of the most historic and outstanding pieces of architecture. This exposure has reinforced my decision for selecting it as a field of study. I have always been fascinated by different cultures and the architecture of the many countries I visited. My mother, who is an architect herself, has influenced the way I perceive architecture as an art form. This is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to pursue my education in this field.
My name is Khaled Nahas, and I’m from Saudi Arabia. Beside Architecture, soccer is my passion since I was kid. Sports have contributed a great deal in shaping my personality. I developed sportsmanship, team work, and cooperation through sports. Most importantly, I learned the skills of commitment and leadership.
The pedagogical facilities and student oriented atmosphere in SCAD offers are most suitable for enhancing my academic profile. I am confident that SCAD with its solid and rich program will help me fulfill my inclinations of becoming a successful architect. I have great plans to make a difference in my home country Saudi Arabia, and to introduce a whole new level of architectural innovations and new perspective I’m sure to gain through a fruitful experience at SCAD.
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