To design a radial composition incorporating a value gradient. This project will focus on the following principles and elements: value, volume, space, shape, radial design (composition), paint mixture and application, craftsmanship, and concept development. Ask yourself how you can use or exploit the characteristics of value ( for example, volume and space) within your design.
Illustration Board (hot or cold pressed),20 x 20 inches
When sketching designs, to apply value, you must have shapes (an enclosed
space) throughout your design. There are many possibilities to this project.
Study the examples below to initiate ideas. Which designs are successful in
only black and white, and which designs could be used best by applying a variety
of values?? What can you tweak or alter to make the design work in relation
to value application. Again, exploit the characteristics of value (volume
and space) within your design. Think in planes, think in shape, think
in grids, incorporate more than one element, etc. Research (google image search)
works from Brigit Riley, and Victor Vasarely.
Can you use a portion of a particular design? Just as you repeated unit forms
in your last work, you will also repeat a single unit form (think of a pizza
slice repeated to make a whole pie by flipping the design within each unit).
As said before, there are multiple solutions to the project. Copy various
examples to understand the structure and approach. Once you copy other works,
you will be prepared to apply your own individual methods and ideas. Sketch
ideas, work, think, work, think, test, test, begin your final version.
-Canvas size (illustration board):
20 x 20 inches (size may alter in class, check with instructor)
-Image size: 18 x 18 (size may alter in class, check with instructor)
-Must use Acrylic Paint and a variety (at least 10 values) of value
-Must demonstrate the ability to paint a clean 10 step value scale.
-I may add more to the list during class
-Are you following the concept of the project?
- Neatness, precision, Intelligent and crafty use of the medium (no distractions from craftsmanship errors)
-Originality, problem solving, innovation
Composition (overall design)
Does your work feel balanced and unified (whole)?
-Does the project seem complete, developed/evolved, and well executed?
Below are works of Brigit Riley