-Greetings, Sean-Maurice here
As a performer, I’m rarely standing in one place for long periods of time. Being in a design class is requiring me to use another side of my brain that I always was aware was there….I just haven’t used it much lol. Today’s lesson involved the ‘Elements of Design’. Although I’m sure there were some in my class who were quite aware of these elements….I was not. Dance, Singing, & Actings yes….Point, Line, Plane, & Volume, not so much lol. Either way this SCAD journey is about opening doors otherwise not opened. This includes the most basic steps of design. Back to ‘standing in one place for long periods of time’; 100 sketches of lines (vertical/horizontal/diagonal/curve) were asked by Prof. Waldvoge….I did say lines right? At first my need to keep control kept me on a steady path of not wrong designs…but static designs Id say. Sometime the freedom to do something totally to your own creativity can be daunting. Either way I eventually got my footing and started “lining away”. I soon found myself not even thinking about what I was actually drawing or caring if the lines were even or equal. After over an hour of just sketching lines, class ended. On my way back to the dorms I thought I had left my lines at Anderson Hall, but I found myself instead noticing lines in everything; the street lanes, lamp post, the SCAD bus, book bags…etc. Later on this weekend I shall post some of my sketches maybe you can help me pick the top 4 to design!