Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil.
 We copied and pasted our picture into Photoshop then turned it black and white.

2. When creating the collage background explain your choices of colors, materials (magazine paper, books pages, etc), and placement. How does it relate to your topic? If no relation discuss general idea.
For the collage, I tried to find things that related to Great Britain or royalty because I did the Buckingham Palace. I chose to use purple because it's my favorite color and it makes everything better.

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.
All the positive space was white and I didn't cut it out. All the negative space was black and I did cut it out. This created contrast and made the composition and stencil complete.

4. When using the xacto knife, explain the safety procedures, how to use the knife and any challenges you had to overcome while cutting.
While using the Xacto knife, you had to be careful because it could cut you or someone else. It was hard to make the Xacto knife straight and do all the little stuff. 

5. How was your experience with the spray paint? Discuss how color choice is important, placement of stencil, and any other concepts you noticed while creating this. 
My spray paint experience was good, except sometimes it was hard to push down the nozzle. I choice to use the color black so it would really pop out from the purple. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Game Drawing in Perspective Critique

I didn't really like this project because it was hard to draw all the characters in perspective. It was really hard to draw the game pieces so they'd look like they were standing up. I think only of the game pieces turned out successful. When we practiced perspective, your horizon line and vanishing points were there to help guide you, but in this they weren't which made it difficult. I also didn't know what vanishing point each different piece went to so I just kind of winged it. I did like using the watercolors and colored pencils to finish off the drawing because I think it brought it to life, it looked more realistic. Doing the washes of the watercolor was pretty easy, but sometimes I it was too dark and looked out of place. It was hard blending the color pencils to get the right values and highlights in each object, but I think it looks pretty good. By the time I got to the shadows, I was really just over this project and I just put down some black blob instead. I think the hardest part of this project was to overlap the playing cards. I was really confused on how to make it look like a stack of cards, but I think I did a good job at them. If I could do this project over again, I'd probably change my picture to be more upclose to one section of the game instead of like three-fourths of it. I think I could have done better, but it was okay.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Anamorphosis Critique

1. Describe the process you went through to change your object into the correct perspective to create the drawing. This is when you were in the lab.
 First I had to put my picture in Photoshop and then I had to make the picture bigger by using the scale. After you had to transform  the picture by stretching out the top part to change the perspective.

2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?
Distorting and stretching the object allowed me to create a drawing that would look different to the the viewer because you just had to draw what you saw. You didn't have to imagine how it would like in a different perspective, it was already there for you. All the values and shadows were there for you also so you could make it look 3D.
3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful?
 Drawing the grid is probably one of the most important concepts in this project because that way you can break the picture down into smaller pieces. This makes it easier because you only have to draw one little thing pure box not a huge object at once. Using the colored pencils to make the values is also important so the drawing actually looks like and an anamorphosis drawing.