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Dynamic composition

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Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds .

The focal point is the box inside the box which Leads the viewer in direction of going up.

Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

visual flow is located right where the focal point is and it shows the inner box going in an outward direction creating the viewer to look at a geometric outline.

Does the composition successfully utilize repetition of shape and line? How?

yes it utilizes the shape of boxes and geometrical squared off lines. Repetitious with arrows pointing and letters
Does the drawing display a confident use of the pitt pens?

The bold lines and thin lines in some areas display more control over the pen so yes.

Does the drawing explore variation in line quality/thickness?

yes there are points of boldness and thinness and flow .

What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

my success is the overall composition , and it’s directional flow , my unsuccessful parts were the rule of thirds and being too representational .
Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Yes,  I was professional with mounting and the correct size board, etc

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Final Project

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Final project Written analysis
James Ciaramella

There are various elements used in my design. These elements include rectilinear lines, geometric shapes with directional lines pointing in in different directions in almost a box like direction creating visual flow and a sense of depth. The colors I used were a basic Red, Green, Yellow. I used the complementary colors of each of those to mix with, in order to create a darker tone , therefore creating an even more sense of depth and direction. I pretty much utilized the entire picture plane, I used the top left of the picture plane to create some negative space with bright yellow in the background to give it some atmospheric mode. I had also implemented both convex and concave shapes, for example the long rectangle with the yellow circle in front has an indent all throughout the side going in. While underneath the round cylinder shape has a convex shape seeming as though it pops out. The composition is asymmetrical, there is a very weighted heavy side on the right and a very light weight side on the left where there is the negative space. There also is a strong sense of visual flow in direction with the obvious rectilinear lines moving directional towards the corner of the page creating a sense of movement coming forward, also which is complementary towards that is the colors when going from dark to light, it seems that this object is coming out of the dark and moving forward. The primary focal point of this image would be the yellow circle because it pops out and is very bright opposed to the whole right side of image. There is also rule of thirds implied to a certain degree, where the bottom of the page has the cylinder laying on its side and is lined up with the directional lines of the middle and top of the page. This image creates the illusion of space in different ways, one being its atmospheric perspective on the top left side of the page where the green lines are moving directional yet are still part of the image and behind that is the negative space creating atmosphere. Overall this image is a hybrid of both warm and cool color. Green being cool, red and yellow being warm. All colors were mixed using its complementary color in order to achieve a more harmonious darker of the same color.
The emotion I decided to convey in this image is energetic and movement, I feel this is depicted in this image because it senses a strong and fast directional movement where the viewer doesn’t entirely know if its going to turn or go straight. Energy is all about movement. Also the bright colors towards the left side of the page really pop out to me and feel like its warmth is almost creating a energetic feel. Its directional movement is very depictive of which way its moving (towards the left side of the page). Using concave and convex images also gave me the idea that this image not only had a sense of curvilinear motions but a strong sense of energy because as this image is moving, it is also moving in terms of the eye as it goes up and down trying to figure out what it is as they look up and down. The focal point I believe has also portrayed that feeling of warmth (bright yellow) but also it leads the movement on the page almost as if it is giving the object it is attached to the light to lead the way its going.
I believe there are both successful parts and unsuccessful parts of the design. Some successful parts are the directional lines, the contrast of colors, the use of complementary colors, the gradient value of each color, the use of convex and concave shapes, the use of negative space, rule of thirds. Parts that I feel were unsuccessful was the balance of the image was clearly one sided as the right side of the page was much heavier then the right. Also some of the colors on the bottom right where the cylinder is could use a little lighter color and have the whites pulled out more where the cylinder is popping out in order to create a better sense of depth to make it seem as though its popping out. I believe my attention to detail was pretty accurate as I tried to make sure the colors were blended properly and weren’t just thrown on from the bottle to the page, I also put in emphasis on making sure the page was full, making sure that the lines were crisp and angular (clean). I am very happy with this design as I put in a decent amount of hours and I had the intention of creating this image and when I mapped it out on paper it was exactly what I had planned in terms of its directional, proportions in terms of the shapes, the colors and the shading. I wanted it to be more on the geometrical side with movement and energy and I believe I had conveyed this to the audience.

Color schemes

In a Word Processor (MS Word, Google Docs, etc…) answer the questions below:
What color did you use for your monochromatic color scheme?
How does your monochromatic painting utilize value as a compositional tool?

Yellow , hard to blend
What colors did you use for your analogous color scheme?
How does your analogous painting utilize color as a compositional tool?

blue and green and turquoise
What colors did you use for your complementary color scheme?
How does your complementary painting utilize simultaneous contrast and mixing complements as a compositional tool?

purple and yellow and a little orange
What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

trying to be abstract difficult , to blend and not make a mess with the darker colors

Directional dominance

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Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds and the “How to Create a Focal Point” handout.

focal point is dead center on the page where the dripping black comes down its bolder.
Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

the direction of the lines converging is the flow
How have you established a directional dominance?
How have you established a directional conflict? Does your design make use of implied lines?
Does your design include a full value range?

the implied lines of the lines going out into the distance builds conflict with the bold dripping black lines .
What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

The clean sharp images have been a success as well as the converging lines . Unsuccessful would have the be the smudging of black in places

Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

i believe this was my most professional and thought out of the rest so yeah.

Shape and space composition

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Are figure/ground relationships evident in your design? Do each of the black & white shapes compete to act as positive & negative space?
Does the composition contain approximately 50% black and 50% white shapes?

both of the sides are perfectly symmetrical and contain the right amount of negative and positive spaces.
Have you accurately created each half of the design so that they are a perfect mirror image of each other, reversing the positive & negative space?

Both sides are accurate mirror images , with enough negative and positive space with an abstract variation.
How did you use Balance to activate the composition?

i used balance by lining up the middle images perfectly aligned and created the design around it

What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

the successful parts are the abstract composition of the one piece tilted at an Angle and the unsuccesffull parts are the glueing down of the actual pieces and taping etc
Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

i believe it could’ve done better with the pasting of images but overall is very strong

VARIATION OF LINE

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Does the design include a primary focal point? Where is it located and how is the focal point emphasized? Refer to the rule of thirds .

focal point is the white space on the bottom right .
Has a Visual Flow been established that activates the entire picture plane? What elements are used to lead the eye around the entire composition?

the visual flow consists of the chaotic craziness of the lines in all directions.
Describe the line characteristics within each of your three lines?
Are all shapes & negative spaces activated within your composition? Are shapes created within the negative space by each of your lines?

lines are pretty edgy and sharp most of the shapes are created by single lines highlighting the negative space
What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!

succesfull is the point of chaos and the focal point.

unsuccesffull is the coffee stain
Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

i believe I mounted it properly and the design is very strong but again the coffee kind of ruined it