I want to focus on doorways of houses and how they interact as a whole with the house color. I see some doorways that are just odd colors but as a whole, they work. Maybe it would good if I chose one specific hue and then see how the color of the house relates to that hue.
2. Colors of Fall
2. Colors of Fall
This is an idea that I definitely want to pursue. I want to capture the leaves as they are changing colors, from green to reds, oranges, and yellows. I think it can become a very nice book showing the transition of trees from summer to fall. The hard part would be time. I would have to do this very quickly before the leaves all fall off.
3. Shopping Windows
This is pretty self-explanatory. When the assignment was given, I automatically thought of stores and their window displays. I work in retail so I know that there are color themes that they use for a season and their window displays reflects that. I’ve seen some pretty awesome window displays that just used several colors that are part of different schemes.
As said above, we paired our photographs with our line studies: horizontals, combined, and manipulated. With the curve and diagonal manipulations, we had to trace them and then translate that into vectors. It was definitely hard drawing curves but it taught me a lot about hand eye coordination. Tracing the lines to correct bumps and curves was a lot of help after we had to vector them. It would have been harder to just go from the raw manipulation into the vectoring and being selective on the computer. When we did it through our hands, it was easier to draw and be selective. Vectoring them was not as bad as I thought it would be. I can make better curves with the pen tool now because I know that the less anchor points you use, the better the line looks.
The main point I think of this project was to learn how to move between the computer and our hands along with juxtapositions of photographs. With the juxtaposition of elements, I started seeing things in pairs and how they relate to one another and enhance the meaning. Overall, I really liked doing this project and I liked how it is presented, through an accordion book. Since it was the first time I did a book like this, my craft can definitely by worked on.
Horizontal + vertical v.2:
Final vector with my juxtaposition:
Contrast (I really like this shot because I shot it from behind):
And minimal detection:
Minimal detection and reversible is pretty similar but they work individually and with the pairs. Making the pairs was definitely hard. The reading Terri assigned didn't help very much in what each pair should be like. It was helpful to define contrast in a whole though. The first round of pairs was horrible and my second attempt was more successful because I knew what I should be aimed for. I'm really excited to make it into an accordion book and we are now moving into color!!~!
Last week, we worked on our 12" extrusions of our letter. I stuck with the Univers V. I shall post pictures later of it (as you see, I fail when I have to take pictures of projects) but above is my 6" letter. The 12" one had a V inside of a V. It was definitely harder than doing the 6". Which you expect it to be easier because it was larger and you know what you were doing, wrong. It was much harder for me because my V inside of my larger V was small and my hands are small, but it was still hard to get between to fix the craft. Overall, I like it and I could have definitely made it more interesting. Craft was really bad on it so hopefully it will look better when I photograph it. Next week we are taking photos of it to describe pairs like stability and instability. I'm pretty excited for that but I think I will find it challenging. Then we are moving onto color!!! I'm excited for that.
He used the repetition of the basic square with 7 lines, rotated, to make a pattern, creating rhythm at the same time. He put that pattern into everything of that restaurant's to tie everything together.
These are the best two compositions with images applied to them:
All of my images:
I did so many sequences but these are my final and probably my best ones:
And then my animation using flash. I don't know what happened but the pictures have cuts in them even when I export them as an animation and mpeg-4 at the best quality. It looks fine when it's an .swf file though. Eitherway, imagine it doesn't have any cuts. :D
I already traced this one but I'll need to retrace it since I changed it around:
I also need to retrace this one:
Yup. Input would be helpful. I feel like they all work, some better than others though. The other 3 includes 2 diagonals and 1 curve, so I just need to find 1 more curve and 2 more straight lines (which you wouldn't think is hard, but it really is) for my 12 pairings.
So I was stumbling around because sleep wasn't coming and I stumbled on this site, Presidia Creative, and it's amazing. It has designs made by graphic designers as well as photographers. It's presented in a blog format type deal and it's a good site to thumb through when time is available. All of the pictures are stunning and really high resolutions so they can be used as desktop backgrounds and whatnot. The picture above is now my desktop and all the tiny details in it is extraordinary (click to enlarge).
And then randomness:
Even though these lines studies aren't the best example, I still feel like they convey rhythm most (compared to my other ones). I really liked the example that Lupton used on page 36 and 37. It showed rhythm in an overall picture which helps me imagine how the end product of this project will flow and how each page will lead to another one. In the pages about lines, I liked how she describes lines as being everything and it just simply exist. This can definitely be applied to the photo safari that was assigned. It exists everywhere you look and it enters the picture plane and creates space and volume.