Hello again fellow SCAD students!
Ms. Ashley Waldvodel’s assignment this time was to “Combine principles of form and repetition on complex grids.”
First thing to do was to create 75 motifs that were regular, repeatable forms piercing other larger forms.
Then we had to select one motif, draw it out as perfectly as we could in the desired position on a 1″ square panel and photocopy it for a total of either 25 or 100 identical tiles. We were to arrange those tiles on either a 5″x5″ or 10″x10″ grid in at least 5 different patterns. I chose my martini glass motif.
We were to select our favorite of the 5 patterns and glue it down on tracing paper. Then, with more tracing paper, we had to create several ink plans using that pattern. No outlines allowed, no borders, just shapes, positive or negative, to create a design. I decided to go with a cemetery idea complete with bats and a moon.
Then we had to transfer our final design idea onto a piece of cold pressed illustration board and ink it as precise as possible. Follow that up by cleaning up any pencil lines left over and size and shape the board itself as desired. This is my final product.
Critique: My border is a little off, in relation to the image itself. Also, I was told that my product was a little too objective, both in motif and pattern, though there isn’t anything in the instructions that say it shouldn’t be. So I only hope I don’t have a deduction in points for that. All in all though, response to my final piece was positive. My idea came across clearly, so I’m pleased.