Friday, December 7, 2012

1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil. While we were in the lab, we had to pick out our picture for our stencil and use photoshop to make the picture black and white. When we were making it black and white, we had to make sure that it was the perfect contrast with positive and negative space. Also we had to have the perfect threshold. The threshold is when there is the perfect amount of black and white in the picture. 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 we had our picture picked out, we went back to the room and we had to make a collage of different pictures. The pictures in background of my collage kind of went with my picture. But the general idea was to make the overall composition have a lot of color. 3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil. When I was creating my stencil, I had to make sure that there was enough positive and negative space. This means that in the end I needed to have the same amount of things cut out as the things that weren't. 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 the xacto knife, we had to cut away from our hands and we had to make sure that our hands were out of the way so that we wouldn't cut yourself. When cutting, we had to push down kind of hard so that it cut all the way through the poster board. Some of the challenges I had to overcome were when I had to cut the boarder. This is because you had to cut straight because it was the border. 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 paint is was really fun . Choosing the colors that you would use was kind of hard because you wanted it to look good and once you spray it on there, there is no going back. The placement of the stencil was very important because you had to keep it still while you were spraying so that it wouldn't smear.
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. While we were in the lab, we had to choose our picture for our colored pencil anamorphosis drawing and insert it into photoshop. When were in photo shop, we had to transform the picture so that it was in the right perspective. After we had our picture picked out, we had to draw a grid on both the picture and in our sketch book. I had to draw the cup to scale and I had to give it value when I was coloring it. The last thing we did was give it a shadow so that it looked like it was standing up.
2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer? While distorting and stretching out the picture, it help it look like it wasn't just sitting on the paper. It helped the viewer see that it was actually standing up. But you did have to look at it at a certain angle so that it looked right. Otherwise it would just look extremely stretched out.
3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful? The most important concepts of the project to make it successful were to make sure that the picture was stretched out enough so that it looked right. Also I think that the shadow made a big difference because it gave the impression that it was a 3D object and not 2D.