Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Principles of Design Research

Principles of Design Research

     Today we looked at a painting called the "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. We looked at how he wanted the viewer to look at the painting and what he wanted us to think about it.
These are some of the things he wanted us to notice:
He didn't use symmetry in the painting but he used placement/grouping. He placed the people in a lighted area to show them clearly, and what he wanted them to represent. Surrounding the bar he put darkness to show it was a lonely night. This is the contrast between light and dark. The light made leading lines on the pavement out side the bar and also he made the light creeping into the buildings on the opposite side of the bar. There was implied movement in the painting to: the bar tender bending down. The painting had some proportion, more light then dark. He mostly used all of the principles of design to show what he wanted us to think of his painting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fabric Drawings

      Last time when we had to draw the sticks it was a bit easier because you couldn't really mess up. This time there were more colors, shadowing, and you could mess up. You could mess up with where you put the fabrics. It was fun drawing the fabrics but a little bit difficult.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Found Object Sculpture Reflection Discussions

        The feedback I got from my group was helpful, they said that there was a lot going on and that maybe I should get rid of the "keyboard" that I used for a rug because you can't really tell what it is meant for. They also said that you could really tell that my Gameboy screen was a TV.
        A sculpture that I think really went well in our group was Joe's. He made a gun from a printer scanner, a coat hanger, and some other part of a printer. It looked as if it was made from just on piece. He also made a cigarette with ashes. The cigarette was made out of wire and paper and the ashes was made out of crunch black charcoal.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pile of Sticks

     At first when I looked at the pile of stick I thought that it would be impossible to draw anything that detailed. But As we started and as I got into the drawing, it was easier that I thought it would be. It felt natural to me once I got into the rhythm. The drawing is not fully done yet but I think it looks good so far.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mid-term Reflection

1. Engagement:
Getting enough sleep: I don't think I ever get enough rest, even though I try to.
Bringing supplies to class: Bringing supplies to class is easy and I always do so.
Completing work: I have completed all the work that I have started.
Giving projects a good attitude: I give my projects my best attitude and my hardest try.

2. In-class projects: the works of art you've finished up to this point.
        I have finished all of the projects I have started. The Pour Paintings, The Extended Finding of The Pour Paintings, and I have brought in my drawings in my sketch book on time.

3. Sketchbook: the work you're doing outside of class.
        The work the I have done in my sketch book for assignments and other projects have been brought in on time. I am almost done will all the assignment that we had to do in the sketch book.

4. Drop everything and draw: drawing from observation on Tuesdays.
         The drop everything and draw projects on Tuesdays are fun but sometimes challenging. It is good practice though and I am happy when I start getting into it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Changing Still Life

          It was a bit annoying having to draw all the objects then having to erase it all. The process was a little tricky especially when you can't really erase the objects. When my picture was done it looked like a giant smudge. It was difficult to get all the object into the picture also it was hard making the project what I wanted it to be in the first place.