Using Line Elements and Principles
First project of the semester! And, I must say that this was indeed one of the most challenging designs I’ve done to date.
Using only a few elements of design, I was challenged to demonstrate the understanding of lines using a variety of styles, thicknesses, and directions in my compositions. I was also instructed to produce a series of exercise studies to explore these different types of lines.
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Exercise 1: Convey Emotions Through Lines
Exercise 2: Use Contour and Cross-Contour Lines to Show 3D Aspects
Exercise 3: Use Diagonal Lines to Explore Line Compositions
Exercise 4: Use Horizontal Lines to Explore Line Compositions
Exercise 5: Use Vertical Lines to Explore Line Composition
Now, I will admit. These exercises were not easy. Especially when it came to thinking of 9 original lines that involved either vertical or horizontal lines. I say that because each had to be different and if you are a person like me, the first thing you will think about is, “how in the Hell can a make 9 different vertical and horizontal lines look different.” I legit start running out of ideas and before I knew it, my brain was fried.
However, I did it and made it to the final project of creating a a self portrait or a composition that is a representation of myself through other shapes and/or objects. Now, this part of the project was fun and really made me think outside the box because I often think of myself as being very complex with a lot of layers. And if anyone knows, they know it will have a hint of Alice in Wonderland or Disney somewhere in it.
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Thumbnail Sketches of Ideas
So…As you can see, I use a lot of TIME, layers and lines as well as a few shapes. But most importantly, I depicted a whimiscal composition that relates to my use of time and self reflection.