Monday, November 26, 2012

anamorphosis drawling

Grid              colored pencils            anamorphosis            photoshop        transform         scale
Perspective      shadows             value                    

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. first we had to choose a everyday object, i chose a cupcake. then we went in to Photoshop and clicked on the transform tab and changed the scale to the whole canvas. then we took the corners to the picture and dragged them sideways so the picture was bigger on top.

2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?
 distorting and stretching the object made it look like it was standing up when you took a picture from a certain angle. or in other words it turned into an  anamorphosis drawling. it changed the perspective of the picture to 3D, or made it life like.

3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful? 
the most important aspects of this drawling were, the grid, shadows, and value. how the grid was important is you had to draw it exactly the way it was on the photo otherwise the 3D effect would not work.  you could also add shadows to the object to make it more life like and seem like it standing off the page. value was a very important factor because it made it seem like the drawling had depth. you had to color in darker shades of the color on the edges of the shape by using colored pencils. overall, with the help of these aspects, and colored pencils the drawling transformed into a real life object.

stencil critiue

Stencil                 Spray Paint       Xacto Knife        Positive/Negative Space
Composition    Collage                Photoshop        Threshold              Contrast

1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil. first in the threshold of our project, we added pixels to our photo, and made our photo black and white in Photoshop so we could choose how to cut the outline of our picture. then we had to make a stencil  by protecting our photo on a wall and tracing on to a piece of poster board. after that we picked whether to cut out the black or white i choose to cut out the white part of my photo by using a Xacto knife.  however it was important to have a frame around our stencil other wise our image would get lost in the back round of our collage. 

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.
when i created my collage for my stencil of my punch buggy i picked color and images that would relate to hippies who are the type of person i would think would drive a punch buggy. because hypies wear tied allot i picked random bright colors i also picked flowers and neat designs which reminded me of the thing that would be associated with a punch buggy.

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.
i pick the white space of my punch buggy to cut out, or positive space so my colors of the spray paint i chose would outline my photo. i also chose this so the black parts or negative space could make up the picture of the bug. also the negative space made all my details. the positive space however outlined them.

4. When using the xacto knife, explain the safety procedures, how to use the knife and any challenges you had to overcome while cutting. when using a xacto knife it is important to cut away from you because you could cut yourself if you don't. also it is important to have the blade tightly secured so it does not fall off. the most important thing is to have the parts directly underneath the knife to be secured, otherwise the knife will not work. i had a few times where i accidently cut my self because i was going to fast but other than that it was fine.

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 using the spray paint i used bright neon color and had Lacey fabrics that a sprayed over to create texture. the colors i chose were, pink, orange, purple, white, yellow, red, and blue. i out lined my stencil with purple at first to go with my theme of hippy style. but i figured out that it did not out line it very well and used black and faded it out into the purple which i think made a overall very good composition  and made a very nice contrast with the colors showing up inside the frame of my buggy..