Wednesday, 4 April 2012

11. The Final Four

I found it hard to choose my final four - especially the photographic image composition, but here they are:

1. Composition that meets the guide lines of the brief:

2. Composition that I think is cool:

3. Stencil composition:

4. Photographic image composition:

10. Photographic Image Compositions

I created these compositions from photos of my large stencil sheets then in Illustrator I put type over top and made a clipping mask to fit the 180mm x 180mm template. 

I focused on the shapes I could find in the counter form rather than trying to make a perfectly balanced composition. I see them as beautiful chaos.

9. Visual Research

I looked at this book for visual research:

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

8. Spray Painted Stencils

Spray painting is really fun! I finally bought some spray paint and used large sheets of paper to put my stencils on. I did the stencils letter by letter without a composition in mind because I wanted to see what would happen if I did it randomly like this. I then cut out the large sheets of paper into the 180mm x 180mm squares - I looked for an interesting part of the sheet so this was chosen by me and not at random.  I like the messy layered look and the texture created (by not being able to control the can well). I think it's great to experiment with different medias to see what different possibilities appear - it's really refreshing and I'm learning a lot.

 The above is my favorite composition. Maybe the C should have been placed lower down but I think it still works with the flowing counter shape arrow coming down from the top left and then turning up towards the top right.

I like the composition above because of the arrow counter shape directing the eye from the 'c' on the left to the top Right of the 'r'.

I like the composition above. The eye is lead diagonally from the top left hand corner to the bottom right.

I liked this composition so much I made it again but neater.