My concentration design came to me after much mulling over the concept of what ‘concentration’ actually means. I was set to re-do the cherries one because I got fixated on the example our professor provided but alas there was naught but 10 minutes left in the class so I called it a day.
I selected my fourth design (one curved, one diagonal, and one straight line) for my redesign. I decided to try something more simple and like what I saw other students do, which was a bold, stripped-down design with more negative space. I did this with a digital drawing program, I hope that is fine by the professor’s standards.
I chose each of my final designs for different reasons. The first one I selected because of the asymmetrical balance which gives emphasis to the box in the corner and it allows your eye to follow around the piece. The second one I selected because it is almost neatly divided into quarters and I think that is a pleasing arrangement. The third one I selected because the eye easily follows through the piece and the parallel lines create an illusion of thickness. The fourth I chose because the round lines allow the eye to move through the piece and the straight lines bring the eye back down.
These are the sketches for my subdivision groundsheets.
These were the guidelines for our assignment:
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
My name is Emma and I really enjoy feminism and punk rock. I’m hoping to study illustration at SCAD and will possibly minor in either storyboarding or concept art. I have two cats named Kiwi & Morgan, respectively. I love eating junk and food that is bad for me. I don’t have a favorite book but I quite enjoy Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Neither do I have a favorite movie but I have several I love. Ask me what they are! In my spare time I draw (quite) and play bass. I’m also a fan of video games and The-Webcomic-That-Must-Not-Be-Named (not actual title – if you know what it is, you know, if you don’t… let me tell you about it).