Today in Design 1 we received small stencils and were to use them to create designs containing concentration and isolation within square plains. At first I really stuck to my stencil shape when making designs but began to explore different shapes as well. These were my two favorite designs I did. Concentration on the left and Isolation on the right.
Archive for January, 2013
For our first project in Ms. Waldvogel’s Design 1 class we had to cut and paste black construction paper onto four 8×10 inch groundsheets in order to solve the following problems:
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
Before doing this however, we were required to do 25 preliminary sketches for each of the problems. These sketches actually took a good bit of time for me because I was trying to come up with ways to make all of my sketches look completely different.Also, once I got to the final part I found it really irritating cutting out skinny and curved lines with an exacto knife. However, everyone seemed to commend me on my craftsmanship so I guess I didn’t do too bad. They were also impressed with how I cut out all of my designs together as one shape rather than cutting out each individual line and gluing them down one by one. Everyone seemed to agree that my designs all worked well to solve the problems.
Here is my work:
After critiquing our projects we were to choose what we thought our weakest design was and create a new design for that problem. I felt like my straight line design was kinda weak and unappealing to look at so that’s what i chose. My new design, as seen below, I felt was a more interesting and stronger piece. I like the strong focal point in the middle and how the bold black lines lead your eyes through the design.
I’m Josh. I hale from Archdale, North Carolina (a small town directly south of High Point). The majority of my time is spent drawing, playing video games, watching movies and driving. My favorite game would have to be the original Spyro the Dragon for Playstation. Favorite movie is a little bit more difficult to answer. Gladiator, The Empire Strikes Back, and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind are probably my top three. I don’t list driving sarcastically, I legitimately love to drive. I currently own a 2003 EP3 Civic SI which is fantastic to drive, especially down the winding country roads surrounding my home. I’m pursuing a degree in animation here at SCAD and would eventually love to land a job at Pixar.