February 4, 2013
Our latest project in Design class was the “Repetition Grid” project.
When you see the picture of the final project you might think to yourself, “Self, that looks so easy! What is this girl talking about, that would only take me 15 minutes to do, Psh*!”
But unfortuntely that was not the case, it was a multiple step process.
So I’ll try & explain that process very quickly & simply.
1.Choose 2 shape and combine together to create a “motif” that is in a 1″ by 1″ or 2″ by 2″ square. My motif was a triangle with a rectangle in the side of it. (a.k.a An arrow) And I chose the 1″ by 1″ because I thought I could play more with the color/pattern.
2. Make a 10 by 10 grid and place motif on grid 5 times, each showing a different layout.
3.Pick favorite layout, glue it down, and use tracing paper to show 5 different ink plans.
4. Pick favorite inking plan, and trace it with another sheet of tracing paper and transfer it onto the illustration board.
5. Mark the graphite transfers with a pen, then paint each line with India Ink.
Phew* That was a mouth full. But all together it was a great project and I liked how mine came together and I loved seeing everyone else’s designs.
After it was as finished as art can be finished, it was critique time. Dun dun dun dun. My critique over all was not too bad, the main complaint was the craftsmanship, and I definitely agree. The way my arrows lined up with one another was off from the get-go, which resulted in the design being “off” all together. Looking back now I would have cheated the lines a little to make them all flesh. On a good note my design was received as a very creative approach and complex design, and a nice choice of no boarder because it allowed the piece to go beyond the four walls. In the end, I was pleased with my design and learned a lot about myself as a designer.
Thanks for reading!