Subdivision of A Ground Sheet! design, critique, and re-design
In the subdivision of a ground sheet assignment, we were given the challenge of choosing 4, 1 from each category, of our favorite out of 100 sketches (those mystery sketches in the previous post 100 sketches because we’re studying lines!!!), and create a ground sheet for each one using exceptional craftsmanship. These were the rules we had to follow:
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.
That’s it! pretty simple and straight forward. Here are my designs.
(Clockwise from upper left hand corner: 1. Design using only horizontal and vertical lines, 2. Design using only vertical lines, 2. Design using at least one horizontal, vertical, and curved line, 4. Design using only curved lines.)
In class, we critiqued each others designs (what we like, don’t like, etc) and learned different problems and solutions to those problems to implement into our future designs. The problems i could most associate with my designs were in the craftsmanship department. I needed to:
Keep things neat
Cut off excess pieces (hanging off the groundsheet)
After getting into groups and looking over each others designs i decided to redesign my curved lines design.
Overall, I found this to be a fun project and enjoyed doing it. The most boring part was the 100 sketches before hand, in which once you run out of ideas after the first 4 or 5 sketches. My solution to that problem was just looking around the room at different things, in search of inspiration. Once i found something, i distorted it and drew it out. That is why you may be able to say “that looks like a leaf-ish thing” or “that reminds me of a roof” in a lot of my sketches.