Project 7B. Blind Contour Painting

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Date: 12/05/13

Assignment: Create asymmetry with color with intensity change.

I created asymmetry by making several blind contour sketches of my self. By drawing myself without looking at my self, I allowed myself to pay more attention to how I place lines down on the paper. I wasn’t worried about getting the drawing to look right. That wasn’t the assignment. I needed to capture some essence of myself. Furthermore, I imported the sketches into photoshop and began to ink the drawings. This process was quick. The next thing I did was begin to color my drawings. I added the complements of the colors in different parts of the drawing. I then started to slowly mix the complements together and place them in different parts of the painting. Doing this caused an intensity change. It showed how the colors could go from light to dark by just adding their complements.

Project 7A. Color

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30″ x 30″

Date: 12/05/13

Assignment: Create a tessellation using complementary color. Use color value to create a design variation on the tessellation. In addition, create intensity change to the tessellation.

For the project, I choice to use certain completementary colors. In the middle I used red and green, which are complements of each other. I then added a intensity change to it. The more of the complement I added to one color the dark it got. However, the less I used, the less dark the color got. Furthermore, throughout the painting I added other complementary colors. In some areas I add blue and orange. In others I add violet and yellow. The change from one to the other shows the intensity change.
There were several designs that I used in the painting. I added a rotational symbol in the middle. This can be done by rotating a symbol from another one that looks just like it. Next, I added a reflection symbol throughout the painting. Most of the symbols in the painting are reflection. Last, I added a translation symbol. It severed as the frame for the entire painting.

Tau's Symbol copy

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Bleed Proof Paper for pens



Assignment: Create a symbolic design that expresses who you are. Show a geometric and organic representation of the design, one in an open composition the other in a closed composition.

As a concept, I started the drawing with a illustrated “A”. The final result was
an expression of the central commitment to my life. I funneled my interest in science fiction and animation through a black and white symbol. In the symbol, I applied several principals of design. I made sure that it represented me too. The paint brushes and the pencils are supposed to represent my passion to to be computer animator which involves to draw. The robots helmet represent my fascination with science fiction and anything that is imaginative. Furthermore, my symbol has positive and negative space. Most of the symbol is colored black. The rest of the space in the symbol is entirely white. This is the negative space in the drawing. This created a well contrast between the black and white colors and their shapes.
I had to create two versions of the symbol. One had to be geometric and the other one had to be organic. For the organic version, I made sure to apply an open composition. This involve the image to start outside of the picture frame. In the geometric image, I applied an closed composition. The entire image was inside of the image plane.

While I created the symbol, I was inspired by the artwork of David Lance Gionos. He was a famous artist who created fascinating artwork. The simplicity of the artwork is what I found as inspiration when I created my work. If you look at David Lances work there are no shades or highlights. Everything is one shade of color.


Intro to visual communications

Bristol Board, 10”x10″


Assignment: Design a logo, experiment with repeating lines, create motion using sequence and progression. Vary the line weight, creating contrast. Describe the speed and how the eye will move around the design. Did your line quality engage the viewer emotionally?

In the logo that I designed, I used repeating lines. Doing this in the logo created motion. By using thin lines I caused a complex motion.  This causes the eye to move the slowest and quietest.  In addition, I varied the line weight by making the lines of the T short while the top part of the T was large and similar to an arch.

With these letters, I applied contrast. The drawing has a contrast of small and large sizes, which creates a certain amount of noise. The shape and size of the words in the symbol creates a motion that allows your eyes to follow.


Intro to Visual Communications

Bristol Board, 8”x8”


Assignment: Design your name with a specific feeling using contrast, motion, and noise.

With the initials of my name, I chose to use the feeling of sadness to influence my name.  The drawing has a contrast of small and large sizes, which creates a certain amount of noise.  I used this to help convey the feeling I chose. While the upper part of the T shape is large and curved, the other letters are small. This slight contrast attracts the eye quickly. This is the motion that I used in the design. In addition, the noise is louder because the contrast is high while the motion is simpler.

Website Project

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Bristol Board, 10”x10”


Assignment: Create your own website based off of your vision of your own planet. Then, use that information to build your own website.

This image conveys my interests in distant planets and dry environments. The website was influenced by the web page for a musician named Cage. The open page of the site is a landscape. I wanted my page to have the same design.

The contrast and noise is the relationship between the lights and dark colors. In the far back the colors are light. However, they are a bit darker the closer the image is. This relationship causes the viewer to be interested in my piece.

The Art of Von Glitschka compared to mine

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Von Glitschka is an American graphic artist who designs logos for various companies. In 2002, he founded Glitschka studios, which is based in the Pacific Northwest. His company has designed logos for walt disney, hasbro, adobe, Pepsi, and microsoft.
Glitchka’s arkwork is drastically different than mine. His character designs are much more simple than my own work. In some of his artwork, he doesn’t even use much color.  In addition, most of his art work are vector drawings. My artwork is semi realistic. It’s not too simplistic but it has some aspects of it.