Line Systems | Illusion of Space | Thurs 03/09

Last week we worked on Project 4 to continue abstracting from subject matter by exploring the Elements of Design Shape & Space, paying attention to the Principle of Organization Balance.

This week we continue working with Degrees of Representation and abstracting subject matter by exploring how Line Systems engage the Elements of Design Line, Shape & Texture to help us perceive depth through Shaped Value Gradation.

Due for This Class

Finalize Project 4 | Shape & Space Compositions:

Text sketches to Prof. Jacques before completing the final artwork.
Finalize artwork. Due in the beginning of class 7.

E-portfolio Project 4: Create a new page and upload Photograph/Scan of your final artwork, and post the self-critique. Due in the beginning of class..

After reading Design Basics: Rhythm and researching what Movement in design is, search the Internet for an artwork that clearly has a strong sense of Movement.
Post the image here and write how rhythm and movement in the artwork were accomplished.
Here are some possibilities:
. Changes in direction.
. Changes in darkness or lightness.
. Similar shapes connected with each other.
. Overlapping elements.
. Repetition of elements.

Go through the presentations on Intro to Line into Value and Movement.

Complete Exercise 1 | Line Systems & Value Gradation. Upload the exercise on a separate page in your E-Portfolio.

In Class


Blackboard 5. Design Basics + Research: Movement & Rhythm

Exercise 1 | Line Systems & Value Gradation.

Hang Project 4 | Shape & Space Compositions Artwork for Critique with E-portfolio

At Home

Work on Project 5 | Directional Dominance Parts 1, 2 & 3

Read Design Basics: Illusion of Space chapter and post visual examples of the following techniques used to create illusion of space: 1. Size
2. Overlapping
3. Vertical Location
4. Atmospheric Perspective
5. Plan
6. Elevation
7. Linear Perspective: One-point
8. Linear Perspective: Two-point
9. Linear Perspective: Multi-point
10. Amplified Perspective
11. Multiple Perspective
12. Isometric Projection
13. Open Form
14. Closed Form
15. Equivocal Space

Complete Exercise 2: Texture due at the beginning of class.

Make sure you also bring all the supplies needed to work on this project in class.