In this assignment we were instructed to create a design using concentration and isolation. After brainstorming for a while i came up with a few designs i liked, i recreated them on Photoshop and Illustrator perfecting the lines little more. The ultimately like my finished designs i felt they satisfied the ideas i wanted to express. This was a fun project that thought me a new technique and way of thinking when it comes to doing certain art work.
Archive for January, 2013
My final redesign was based on the angle lines. After seen everyone work and looking at my own, i liked the idea of a bold line somewhere in the piece and i realized how space between the shapes can create a lighting effect. I decided to make something with more of a 3d design on a 2d surface while also creating a sense of harmony by not over crowding my work. I believe i improved on my previous design by creating a less cluttered piece. I felt like my previous piece had to much going on with no emphasis anywhere. This time around i made more harmonious design with good negative space to counter balance the positive space.
When this assignment began all i could think is how many things could i create with lines. I quickly found out that the possibilities are endless. I began trying to consume as much space as possible but quickly learned that the negative space can have an equal or greater impact on the work than positive space. I liked the idea off symmetry and similar forms that work together to create a great piece. The black tape around it, i felt, framed the work and made it more pleasant to look at.
In class i was advised to keep it proportional.
To avoid continuous negative space.
To not have uneven or damaged ends.
If using tape fill to edge.
This assignment was one of the first that we did in class and it involved a large amount of brainstorming. As the title claims, we had to make 100 sketches, quick drawing of ideas to get a sense of where we wanted to go with the plans. We had to have 25 horizontal and vertical line, 25 lines at an angle, 25 curved lines, and 25 lines with all three. After a while i began to slow down on new ideas but eventually i came up with a 100 and the four that i believed were creative enough to work with.
My passion for the arts began many years ago, i remember as a small child my grandmother in Cuba would be able to draw in exquisite detail. Thinking back, that is the earliest i remember being exposed to art. I practiced for a few years with much pride on my sketching skills but it wasn’t until high school that i realize that animation was the way to go. I went to a technical school (MLEC) and majored in graphic design where i learned to use many of the adobe programs. Towards the end of it all i realized that field wasn’t for me. I then looked for something i could do where i would be able to create what ever i could imagine since i was always drawing mini comics and wished they could come to life. Animation was the obvious answer. I could finally bring to life anything i could think of no matter what it was real or fiction. After working on Maya at Miami Dade college, i decided this is worth dedicating all of my time into, i realized that animation was something that i loved and would be willing to work on for how ever long it took. Now im 21 and at SCAD believing that this will be the begining of a great career.