Today during class we were asked to create a design that displayed a focal point by either concentration or isolation using only white and black media.
This is my design for concentration, as you can see the circles size increase on the outside and then they capture your attention as they start getting smaller and smaller leaving almost no positive space at all.
Now you can see my design representing isolation. i intended to draw love bugs and attract your attention around the design by increasing the size of the borders of some of them. Then I created my focal point by giving one of the love bugs a dark value.
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My first assignment in Design I: Elements & Organization consisted in creating 100 thumbnail sketches of line designs, and then execute the best 4 on a full-sized groundsheet using careful craftsmanship.
I first started with 25 sketches using only horizontal and vertical lines. The next 25 I made were using only diagonal lines followed by 25 designs made out of only curved lines. Finally, the last 25 had either a horizontal or vertical line plus a curved and diagonal line.
The following thumbnails show my preliminary sketches.
The next 4 photos are the designs I chose for fool-sized construction and I thought were my strongest.
Vertical & horizontal lines
Horizontal, curved and, diagonal lines
At first I thought making 100 sketches was going to be abominable and time consuming, but even when the time consuming part was actually true, I ended up loving the work. It was like doodling noodles over and over again!
Most of the critics I received during class were very positive. My classmates mentioned they liked my whole set of designs. For the one with curved lines a girl said that it kind of made her think about Dr. Seuss. It was also mentioned that I used correctly the negative and positive space and that my designs were balance and executed with good craftsmanship. My teacher, Mrs. Waldvogel, mentioned my work was really nice and the piece she liked the most was the design with only diagonal lines.
I think the design I liked the least is the one with vertical and horizontal lines. I chose these four sketches because I wanted to create sort of a same pattern. I used repetition of lines to attract my viewers attention to the lines rather than to the shapes they formed. I think the design I like the least does not match the details mentioned before, this is why the following picture shows what I redesigned.
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Hi everybody, this is Mariana!
I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, 18 years ago and I currently am an incoming freshman and an international student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since I was 4 years old I have known what I want to do in life, I want to work in the fashion industry. I remember the whole point of playing with Barbie was just for changing her outfits, I designed and handsaw clothes for my rabbit out of my mom’s washcloths, and when I was 9 I knew I wanted to become a fashion designer.
As I grew up I started getting more involved with this “fashion world” and as I began doing research for colleges I realized there were other paths in the fashion industry regarding fashion design. The best fit to my skills and my interests is Fashion Marketing and Management, my intended major. I want to be able to develop decision-making skills without limiting myself to only designing apparel, I want to expand my creativity and learn as much as I can from different areas; design, business, marketing, retailing, an coordination.
I decided to come to SCAD for my college education to help me complete my goal of becoming a creative director of a well-known fashion house.
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