Friday, April 27, 2012

Design for a Cause

I created the poster (below) using only color (no black or white)
My intention is to produce a design that communicates my message, using the elements of design that I've learned in this class.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Color Wheel

Below is a color wheel, using primary, secondary and tertiary Hues.
This wheel also contains two complementary hue to hue scales:
Orange to Purple and Purple to Green
and One Hue (Orange) to White Value

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Illusionistic Motion

Below are some photographs by Gjon Mili, a photographer from the 1930’s who, like THomas Eakins, was fascinated with the study of motion through photography. Through the use of photoflash, he was able to capture a sequence of actions in one photograph.

The photo below, of Gene Kelly, shows illusionistic motion through the use of multiple images.

This of Gene Krupa depicts motion through the use of blurred outlines. The drawing on the right, by Edouard Manet, uses the same technique to portray motion. The sketchy drawing style suggests motion and the right arm and hoe are incomplete and overlapping, suggesting more motion than the rest of the body.

The picture below, another photograph by Gjon Mili, is an example of anticipated motion. This “unstable body positon” makes it clear to the viewer that “change is imminent,” although it doesn’t look like the person in the photo is concerned.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Patterns and Texture

Below are 15 examples of texture from found objects around my house and yard.

From left to right:

Slate, string, carnival glass, dried spice, lace, marble,
cloth pocketbook, metal tile, 1" glass tiles, bubble wrap,
dried hydrangea, leaves, guitar strap, bundled sage, yarn.

Below is a grayscale image created from my texture samples.
The circle in the middle is 50% black.