The Project :
Problem: Combine principles of form and repetition on complex grids
Materials: Regular tools, templates, tracing and/or layout paper, illustration board
Final size: Exactly 10”X10”, inked on white, cold-pressed illustration board
Method: • Draw any regular, repeatable form and use it to pierce a second, larger form.
• Draw a basic grid with at least 25 identical spaces, measuring exactly (Use a t-square, triangle, ruler and pencil to layout the grid.)
• Use photocopies of your motif to place in each cell of your grid and then play around a little! Shuffle your tiles around to create an interesting design , then take a quick photo so you can come back to the design later. You must come up with a minimum of 5 design options before class on Friday. Remember that while the grid lends itself to the creation of pattern, you are not limited to that sort of regular design. Try to subvert the grid and see what happens!
Here are my Five Design Options:
-Some of the positive critiques I had on my final design was that it looks like wrapping paper or a stair-set. I had a good use of my border and it had a good flow/connection. Some negative critiques were to create a focal point by turning the top right around so the hearts are touching. Also, I was told that my design looked a bit phallic, which I do not know if that is a positive or a negative critique.
Thoughts on the Project:
-Even though I did not particularly like using the india ink, I did have fun creating this project. My favorite part of the project was the inking plans and having to think of what I wanted my overall motif to look like.