Thursday, May 10, 2012

Design projects!

So, I just finished a design class that was sort of fun...I don't feel like I learned anything from it, but now I have some cool(ish) new artworks to put on my blog! Yay!

This was done in pen (Micron). I had to unite two opposite concepts (blooming and wilting)  in one composition. This one was chosen to be included on the campus Art Fusion flyer, so that's exciting. me. No, really. The assignment was to create an abstract self portrait using paper collage. I wasn't allowed to use color, and was restricted to using bristol board (thick paper) that I had to paint and then cut into the shapes I needed. 

This was probably the most frustrating piece of all. I had to create a collage landscape that expressed an emotion or feeling. I had to incorporate a linoleum print into the composition, meaning that I had to first carve those swirly lines into a 5x7 block of linoleum using a linoleum gouge, roll ink over it, and then put a piece of paper over it and send it through a printmaking machine. I made about 10 prints, and then cut them up and made a collage out of them. It was displayed at the Art Fusion, though, so that sort of made up for the disgruntling experience of linoleum carving.

For this one, my teacher gave each person a photocopy of a page from the dictionary. We each had to choose an adjective from the page to illustrate, and then use one of five color schemes (monochromatic, complementary, analogous, split-complementary, or triadic). My adjective was "two-way," so I painted two people having a two-way phone conversation.
So there you go. Like I said, I didn't really learn anything. I just confirmed that I like making tedious artwork (with the exception of printmaking).

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