Friday, December 7, 2012

Game Drawing

In the final piece i think that overall my game drawing was successful in its entirty.  the watercolor compliments the colored pencils and the vanishing point may not be executed great but it's still evident that there is one.  watercolor was difficult to work with on the drawing paper, getting the washes light enough so that i could overlap it with highlights, values, and shadows was a challenge but it was overcome.  I wasn't able to use black and white so i had to change the game piece colors to brown and yellow but i feel that they compliment the orange of the game board better than the black and white did.  A change i would consider if ever allowed to do this project over again is actually giving the drawing a horizon so it doesn't look like it's floating in mid air, and to lay off of the watercolor and use the colored pencils more than i did in this drawing.  A difficulty of this project was that getting the perspective and gradation executed well.  The vanishing points gave me some trouble because i only have one side of something that isn't present in the picture not a point but all the same i was able to accomplish it without it looking like a hodge podge of something only i could decipher, and the gradation wasn't as smooth as i would have liked it to be.  I learned from this project that less is better in the beginning and that although i may be able to do perspective i think that it's not one of my favorite things to do just because it's not the way i generally think most of the time, but that's how you learn what you do and don't like so i'd say that i got a good piece of art and lessons learned out of this project for now so i just need to focus on the next one.

Anamorphasis Drawing

1. Describe the process you went through to change your object into the correct perspective to create the drawing. This is when you were in the lab.
the process i went through to change my subject into the correct perspective was to go into photoshop with a photo of an object of our choice, using transform and scale to make it intot this perspective.  looking for different shades and values that would be interesting to replicate in the sketch.
2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?
Stretching and distorting the object would make the object look weird when you looked at it one way and then when you looked at it from an angle it looked normal.  It all depended on the perspecitve that you were looking at the object.
3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful?

The most improtant concept for this project was the values, perspective, and grid.  the different values  we had to create is what made the drawing come to life but the perspecitve and grid are what made it possible to actually complete the project without making the chess piece look nothing like a chess piece.


1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil.
First we went to photoshop and got a picture that we liked from the Internet we liked and would use as a stencil.  In photoshop we used the threshold  to make the photo black and white.  In the stencil we would use the black and white to determine what we wanted to cut out to form the photo so we the Positive/Negative Space.
2. When creating the collage background explain your choices of colors, materials (magazine paper, books pages, etc), and placement. How does it relate to your topic? If no relation discuss general idea.

in my collage i chose different photos that pertained to Italy, Venice, or old time sea faring, some areas were just colorful or was a good border so i pasted it on there just trying to get a good amount of contrast from the photos to make the stencil stand out.  Anything that i felt was interesting was put on as well.

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.
The positive/negative space that i used in my stencil was to use the negative space to make the stencil stand out the most.  Using the Xacto knife to make the stencil able to print the image onto the collage using spray paint.

4. When using the xacto knife, explain the safety procedures, how to use the knife and any challenges you had to overcome while cutting.

while using the Xacto knife you had to hold it differently from a pencil which was hard to do, and cut away from yourself in case your hand slipped.  Also you had to have the cutting board underneath the stencil.  A challenge i had with the knife was that i had intricate things to cut out so they came out kind of rough so i was worried that the windows wouldn't show up on the collage.

5. How was your experience with the spray paint? Discuss how color choice is important, placement of stencil, and any other concepts you noticed while creating this. when i was using spray painting i found that it was really fun but difficult to hold down the button because it was hard to press down, it was also hard to keep an even coat going.  my color choice was very important because i didn't want to obscure the composition but i wanted to make the stencil stand out.  I had a mishap with my stencil where i had to make some adjustments to it and respray paint, although i was worried it wouldn't turn out okay i was very pleased to see that in the end it looked really good and the little mishap actually gave it a look of uniqueness and wear and tear which accented the stencil.