Our assignment this time was to make a 10×10 or 5×5 grid and put a motif of our choosing on the grid to make a design.
Here is my motif I chose:
Our task was then to arrange this motif on the grid and make five different designs. These are my designs:
And this is the design I chose to make into my final arrangement:
After making a decision on layout we were to come up with three plans for inking. We could use the shapes in any way we chose and fill the empty spaces or leave them white. Here are my three inking plans:
My last design above was originally more blocky and I didn’t like this. To resolve it I went into the empty grid squares and drew from my motif shapes to make it flow more. Some of the shapes are very free-form and organic.
Here is my finalized repetition grid:
I had issues cutting the board out, so the edges were sloppy and I’m disappointed in that. However overall I guess I appreciate my process and end result. For some reason when I do any assignment in this class I feel like I do it the wrong way.
When it came to critique, nobody noticed the edges so I was a little put off by that but as far as comments go I didn’t find any constructive comments that were said, except something that wasn’t explicitly stated was that my piece does not have a strong focal point. Nobody could decide if that was an issue or not.