This project was one of the most difficult assignments i had been given, we were supposed to find all the letters of the alphabet and the numbers 1-9 in nature. Many were easy to find but when it came to some numbers and letters such as number 5 or the letter Q it was much more difficult to find. After a few days i had found all my letters and had to get them ready for presentation. Instead of going with a poster i decided that a video would be best so i could do some cool effects with them.
For my sound map i decided to go for a more abstract illustration of what i heard in an hour. During the hour i sat down in my apartment i heard birds coming from out side, the air conditioner, people talking, cars and much more. I wanted to create the idea of my ears in the center and the sounds coming in and revolving around it. It was really interesting as i don’t think I’ve ever just set down for an extended period of time and just listen. There is a lot of silence except for the occasional sound of the world around me. Over all it was an interesting project taught me a bit about listening and interpreting things in a different way.
Jack and Jill was a tough project were we had to figure out how to remake the story while keeping true to the original. I was in a group with three other people and after brainstorming for a while we decided on a story. Jack and Jill ( represented by the birds ) went up a hill to fly into the sky. Jack is hit by a plane and his feathers fall off , then Jill comes tumbling down to save him. This whole assignment was a challenge and we were not sure how to execute it. We all decided to meet up a few days after class to work on the project, i made a few vectors on illustrator of the possible pieces for our meeting. After a few hours of figuring out the arrangement to tell the story we were ready to start. A few days later we all met up again and used India ink on Bristol board to create what is seen here, our interpretation of jack and Jill.
In this assignment we were asked to solve a series of problems with black squares. We are to communicate tension, congestion, increasing, bold, order, playful ideas with just squares. I tried to accomplish this with a few creative ideas that i quickly sketched and put into action, these are my results. I attempted to define all the given words as best as possible in a digital way only because i have experience with the programs and figured it would show a more detailed idea of what id like to do.
In this work i had to make a unified image using repeating shapes on a grid. The idea is to make something creative by using a single shape on a 10 x 10 grid. I chose my design because i wanted to go for something spacious, more symmetrical piece. i also like the slight pyramid look the triangles give leading to the focal point in the center. Precision was key as it is a piece with many small shapes, i had to be careful to not get out the lines which was a tedious process but countless hours later i had this design. I think the fact that i used an india ink pen to get a rich solid black shade also helped me with accuracy in my shapes.
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.
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.
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.