Assignment#1 Subdivision of a groundsheet
Cut pieces of black construction paper and glue them onto four white 8-by-10 inch groundsheets to solve the following problems. Begin by completing a minimum of 25 preliminary sketches for each of the 4 parts of the problem. Once you have chosen the best design from your sketches, execute it on the full-sized groundsheet using exceptionally careful craftsmanship.
A.Using only straight horizontal and vertical lines, divide the page into a design that emphasizes line but develops interest in how the space is subdivided
B. Do the same thing using only diagonal lines
C. Do the same thing using only curved lines
D. Do the same thing using at least one vertical or horizontal, one diagonal, and one curved line.
Whenever you lay down lines on a surface you carve this ground into areas or perhaps into distinct shapes. Even when you manage to hold viewer’s focus on your lines – to get them to respond first to the lines they see – their response will also be affected by how these lines control or organize the unfilled area (negative space) around them. If the unworked areas lack unity, your design may seem disorganized, adrift in space. For an effective, unified design you have to make unfilled areas work as hard as filled ones.
Due: Monday, April 1st
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