Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation. Some insects, amphibians, molluscs, crustaceans, Cnidarians, echinoderms and tunicates undergo metamorphosis, which is usually accompanied by a change of habitat or behavior.

Scientific usage of the term is exclusive, and is not applied to general aspects of cell growth, including rapid growth spurts. References to "metamorphosis" in mammals are imprecise and only colloquial, but historically idealist ideas of transformation and monadology, as in Goethe's Metamorphosis of Plants, influenced the development of ideas of evolution.


OBJECTIVE:

To morph one object into another in 6 stages using only the asilohette to describe the form... as illustrated above.


Student Work:

2012




Applied course competencies:

-Draw from observation using elementary forms and linear methods to achieve structure.

-Produce finished "symbol" drawings through the process of icon translation.

-Solve projects in a unique and creative manner.

-Produce content as an effective form of visual communication.

-Communicate issues of critical thinking skills though the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.


MATERIALS:

-Illustration board (no larger that 15 x 20 inches, and no smaller that 20 x 10 inches)
-Sketch pad will be used to finalize each transforming shape
-H4 or H2 pencil to draw the design onto the illustrations board
-Ruler (various measuring tools)
-Rapidiographic ink, if unable to purchase this brand then India Ink will work.
-Ink brush
-Micron pen (to outline the form prior to filling in with ink) ROUND (SABLE OR SABELETTE) WATERCOLOR BRUSH



APPROACH:

What forms should I morph???? Hmmmm??? Think contrast, think rediculous, think unordinary, think geometric to organic, think man-made to natural, when you think you have arrived, keep thinking! Once you have committed to your shapes. Print out your forms and study the overall shapes. Using the light table (you can use windows as light tables also), begin to transform the shape slowly in stages toward your other object. Make the shape change an even gradual change. Do not jump too far from one form to another. Work through each stage. Figure out how large each shape will be (divide your illustration board in 6 even spaces); leave space from the top of the board. Draw your forms according to the size you have pre-determined. This will save you time and effort. (2 week project)

Try using one of the forms in your 3-point drawing as practice.