Thursday, December 30, 2010

American Beauty- 2D Design Fall 2010

-Describe and define a movie using static screenshots
-Utilize the elements and principles of design that illustrate my selected plot of chosen scenes
-Explore mixed medias and practice technique of craft
Obviously here I have drawn the movie American Beauty, which I have never seen before this project began. I personally struggled with this project because I don't have much experience producing books nor do I naturally work with mixed media being a design major. I chose not to go with a typical book "form" instead I found a stainless steel canaster that reminded me of a film canaster. Every other screen shot is colored and the opposites are black and white. Each black and white has an element of roses, as roses were a continuous theme throughout the movie, seeing them in almost each scene of the movie. Along with the captions I put with each image the roses and their placement represent the focus of that particular shot to help emphasis where we are and what the emotions are in that part of the story. The final page has a single large rose and india inked "blood" like splatters, mirroring Kevin Spacey being shot through the head with the evidence being on the tile kitchen wall.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

American Beauty Story Book-2D Design Final Project

Mixed Media Method 1. Translucent brown tape scenes by Mark Khaisman. Layers layer after layer of tape over plexiglass to create these rustic illustrations. Retro and Mysterious.

Mixed Media Method 2. Fabric Image Transfer. Print out your image on the rough side of an inkjet transparency. Iron the recieving cloth if necessary. Apply a thin but thorough layer of polymer gloss to the fabric. It may be slippery so hold your image down then remove.

Here I found an interesting way of creating a story book through continueing photographs and nothing else. I love that it doesn't include any text whatsoever.

Book Binding Technique 1. Japanese Book Binding. For more instruction on this form of book binding, visit youtube!

As seen above cleary there are many styles of modge podge and here I only have shown 2..vintage or modern?? which do you like!? Modge podge being one of the mixed media techniques I chose to represent an example for.

Mixed Media Artist 1. Mikel Robinson. Mikel works (seen above) with light to illuminate both the phsyical and emotional darkness of this world. For him, light is more than a mechanical means of manipulation-it is literally a way to illuminate and explore the dark corners of the human experience. He has been creating mixed media works for 20 years now. He began using light to illuminate pieces once he discovered an immediate connection with his audience. - I love the effortless, vintage vibe Mikel's artwork gives us. It's almost haunting although he believes it is very "light"..I think if i entered an installation of his I'd both be in awe and covered in goosebumps. That is nice and a refreshing excitement for me!

Mixed Media Artst 2. I took a look at 2 Designer/Artists using mixed media in their current works, starting with J.M. Culver- She is an emerging figurative artist working with on narrative and abstraction. J.M. mainly focuses on drawing and painting. She came from North Carolina to the College of Art and Design in Minneapolis- I really get intriqued by her dark, simplistic pieces in all different medias. I discovered her through her photo callagues though.

Presentation Techniques Rendered Loft Floor Plan Final

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some shnowwwwy photography

I'm loving these photos. Sadly they are pretty much all i've had time to take so far this winter. Funny because these took all of 5 minutes, you'd think I would be able to spare more time for this hobby. But nope. Welcome to college, better yet welcome to the work load of a design student. There are more to come..

Presentation Techniques

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pomigranite Abstraction - 2D Design

Here I created a fruit abstraction composition, thinking about repetition, value, texture, contrast, depth of field, creation of space, dialation etc.
All black ink.

Portrait Project- 2D Design

Black ink, all worded self portrait.