Project 6 | Texture 

Yes this design includes a primary focal point. It’s located on the tip of the triangle.. rule of thirds and low saturation and high saturation are both located there so that’s why I think this is the focal point. I drew some texture and some of it was printed and of course there’s some actual texture there as well. Yes my design includes a full clause range. This was one of my most successful projects.


Project 5 | Directional Dominance 


This is Project number 5. I think the composition is dynamic.Yes all ares of the picture is plane activated, and it has a strong directional dominance. Directional conflict has been establish, its the lines that are on top. No there are not five different values created. Only four which are: The tip of the shapes is one value, the other one is the shape, its darker than the straight lines, but lighter than the tip. Third and fourth would be the straight lines, theres two value’s there, some tend to be darker than the others.One thing I disliked about this piece is on the left shape, I put a few lines inside of the shape. But other than that, I loved this piece. Yes the final design has been executed in a professional matter, it utilized the designated materials with care and effort and it was proper mounted on a Bristol Board. Overall, I think this is one of my fav artwork. I do see improvement throughout all my work.

Project 4 | Shape & Space Compostions 

Yes, figured/ground relationships evident in my design. Yes each black and white shapes compete to act as positive and negative space. Yes the composition contains approximately 50% black & 50% white. Some successful aspects of my design is everything balances out and I have more than three “shapes” showing there. Some of my unsuccessful aspects on this project is, you were able to see the glue on the right side. Yes my final design has been executed in a professional matter. 

Project 3 |Variation of Line

IMG_3567.JPGMy primary focal point is located on top of the triangle. I don’t think I applied to the rule to thirds. I think I has a visual flow, it’s so it heads to the top of the triangle. I used calm lines which are the wavy lines, I used applied lines which are the lines in the triangle. I also used angry lines which are inside the waves. I used Psychic lines as well. The negative space is on the left which I left blank and also inside the triangle I left negative space. I’m honestly a really bad drawer, and I think thats what brings all my projects down. I already see an improvement in my drawings though, so hopefully I keep improving. Yes my final design has been executed in a professional manner!

Project 2 | Dynamic Compostions


Yes, my design does include a focal point, it’s the shaded in box. It’s emphasized by being darker than the rest of the images and shapes around that box. I personally think it KIND of has a visual flow. I tried to lead all my lines on the bottom left rectangle. Yes the composition successfully utilize repetition. the box and the lines on the bottom. I don’t think this drawing shoes the confident use of pitt pens, I think I’m a little shaky on it. Some successful aspects of my design are my curved lines in my boxes and lines. I think I’m better at doing curvy lines than straight lines. Also, you can’t tell in this picture, but I think I did an amazing job putting this on a bristol board, it was perfectly centered. Some unsuccessful aspects on this design is, the dotting I did on some corners, I think that was unprofessional and ruined the design. Yes, my final design has been executes in a professional matter! Overall I think I did a good jobhopefully throughout the semester I see some growth in my drawing abilities!

Design Basics: Balance (HW#3)

Imbalance- Lack of porportion.

Symmetrical Balance- Refers to balance that is achieved by arranging elements on either side of the center of a composition in an equally weighted matter.

Asymmetrical Balance- Both sides are exactly the same and balanced.

Radial Balance- Any type of balanced based on a circle with its design extending.

Crystallography Balance- an allover pattern

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Vocab #1

Composition -The overall arrangement and organization of formal elements on the two-dimensional surface.

Creative Brainstorming -Specific techniques for generating many ideas and possibilities either individually or collectively. Creative brainstorming encourages a non-judgmental attitude, rapid generation of ideas, record-keeping, and a willingness to push to the edges for strange and unexpected possibilities within a limited time-frame

Craftsmanship -Care in construction and finishing; demonstration of skill and knowledge of processes; attention to detail The quality of design and work shown in something that is made by hand.

Subject Matter -The person, object, event, or idea on which an artwork is based. One of the Components of Art along with Content and Form (some authors also include Context.)

Content -The emotional and/or intellectual meaning or message of an artwork. One of the Components of Art along with Subject Matter and Form (some authors also include Context.)

Form -Component of Art that deals with the physical manifestation of a design as opposed to the subject matter or content behind a design. One of the Components of Art along with Subject Matter and Content (some authors also include Context.)

Representational -Refers to works of art that have recognizable subject matter; can be naturalistic or abstract, but remains “representation” in that there is a recognizably represented subject.

Naturalism -A Degree of Representation based on literal or closely-observed depictions of the natural world. Art that aims to depict the physical appearance of things.

Abstraction –A visual degree of representation that may have little resemblance to the real world. Abstraction can occur through a process of simplification or distortion of form in an attempt to communicate an essential aspect of the subject matter or content

Non-Representational -A type of art that is entirely imaginative and not derived from anything visually perceived by the artist. The elements, their organization, and their treatment by the artist are entirely personalized and, consequently, not associated by the observer with any previously experienced natural objects. non-objective. A work of art that has no reference to or basis in observed reality

Unity –Principle of Organization. The oneness, or wholeness, in a design that occurs when all parts work together to create a cohesive whole.

Focal Point -The location in a composition that attracts the viewer’s attention and may repeatedly draw attention back to itself.

Visual Flow- Guide the viewer through the piece.