Thursday, October 15, 2009

Striking Silhouettes

In this project we were to take the sillouettes of everyday figures and by overlapping, enlarging, or even reversing the images we had to create a patern.

People are accustomed to receiving visual information in a systematic and organized manner and yet some viewers associate order with institutional rigidity and will reject visual communications that seem too highly structured. The point is to develop judgment about your audience’s preferences and tolerances with respect to order and risk.

In the second part of this project we were to choose a word a place it over figures to come up with a compelling compostition.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Value Value Everywhere..

Value is one of the most important tools available to an artist. With it an artist can define forms extremely well. In these drawings the lights were turned out in the room and spotlights were placed in places to get dramatic contrast. These drawings are put in the order that I created them. All of these drawings are reductive drawings, meaning that a mid-tone gray is placed on the paper and the highlights are then erased away from the paper.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Some 3-d work

My 3-D class has turned out to be really interesting. It is more like a drafting class. In this assignment We had to cut out designs of each side of the shape.

Here it is before I glued it together.

And when I spray painted the cube i got these awesome shapes that i had to show.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Modern day Values.

Finally we have begun value drawings in my Drawing 1 class! This is a very rough first piece becaue we were only given 15 minutes.

It is a reductive drawing, whereby I placed a midtone gray over the entire piece of paper and erase the highights out of the drawing and put in the lowlights into into with a charcoal pencil.
At the bottom of the page is a value scale.

Monday, October 5, 2009

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Here it is, the final drawing dealing with the idea of line. In this drawing, one-point perspective was the main objective. In one-point perspective all lines converge into one vanishing point. Also in this drawing we were required to use create a surreal environment by placing objects that would not necessarily appear in the space. Can you guess the theme I chose for the surreal portion? This surreal portion contrasts a great amount to the rigidity of the one-point perspective.

I am not sad to see the end of the line drawings. Line drawings tend to feel incomplete. Up next are some drawings using value, as well as some 3d work.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall is Here!!!

Its finally here, the cool weather, the light sweaters, and ...wait for it . . . the fireplaces! NIU has finally lit the fireplace in its main common room. It makes the perfect place to read a book, surf the net, or even do some homework. I can't wait for the leaves to start changing all those great colors!