Scorpio

This semester has been… CRAY CRAY!!!

New projects weekly, new learning experiences, new experiments, and definitely new finished pieces! I now have a new piece that I especially like: my scorpion.

Here was the brief I received in my Communication: Surface, Object, Space class:

PROJECT 2: SERIAL PLANES

in this project, we will apply serial plane concepts and the principles of design to the creation of a foam core board 3D form using additive and subtractive methods.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the project, students will have the knowledge and ability to:

  1. Define a basic vocabulary of elements, principles and processes relevant to three dimensional form;
  2. Define material properties and their relationship to specific tools, processes and craft practices;
  3. Engage relevant processes of form manipulation and representation between two and three dimensions;
  4. Employ appropriate tools and techniques to execute and inform the generation of material outcomes;
  5. Document systematic, iterative process through appropriate photographic and verbal reflection.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Create a three-dimensional abstract or representational form that is a minimum of 12″x12″x12″ using white or black foam core board.

This form can be free standing, hanging or mounted on a base (the design of the base should enhance the created form).

Incorporate repetition and gradation of size and/or shape.

Ideally, you will include in some area of your design an opening to reveal the interior space construction, and in this way, explore the positive and negative space possibilities within your design.

Note that the edges of the foam core will create lines, the layering of the planes will create a volume with positive and negative space, and natural and artificial light will create gradation and shadows. Use these factors to your advantage.

SO WHAT DID I MAKE?

I decided to create a scorpion, following the criteria above, and photograph it.

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and there you go 🙂

 

Circus-esque

One of my first assignments of the year is for my Graphic Design 1 class. Although I don’t really like my professor that much, I am starting to enjoy the work for this accordion book I’m making. Essentially, our book has to follow a circus theme and incorporate the principles of design on each page.

So far, this is what my work looks like:

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The one thing I need to work on is incorporating the typography within the images but other than that… I’m apparently on the right track 🙂

Promoting a Store

This past week was Reading Week! (which is code for NO SCHOOL and GETTING NO WORK DONE and DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT and PARTYING!!)

Fortunately for me, I managed to get most of my work done, spent time with my awesome friends, and just relaxed.

One of the assignments I had to work on was for my Communication Design class. Luckily, this assignment does NOT involve any animals and alphabets (check my previous posts about the Animal Alphabet). This assignment, is divided into 3 parts:

  1. Pick a store and explore it
  2. Write a design brief for a promotional item for that store and present your ideas to the class
  3. Make the promotional item

The store I picked is a patisserie near my house called La Bamboche (which sells the tastiest macarons ever!!) and the item I decided to make is a calendar.

What was fun about this assignment is the fact that I got to photograph pretty desserts and make a lovely calendar using those images 🙂

Here are a few examples of the photographs I took:

coffee

macaron cake

macaron cake

 

And here is the layout of the calendar pages:

December

December

October

October

I can’t wait to print out the pages and put this calendar together!!

Photo Shoot

I’m bored.

Plain and simple.

By not doing any work or school, I’m left with nothing to do. No activities, tasks, or adventures really. I have to come up with things myself so I’m not staring at a computer or television screen for hours on end.

Time for a new project for myself.

That is when I decided to do a photo shoot.

What I wanted for this shoot was pictures of myself in intense make-up, something similar to my alter ego photo shoot I did. (check out my Black Swan post https://findingharmonyinartanddesign.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/black-swan/ for more details on that).

Here are some shots I took without makeup (actually I have eyeliner on but not a lot) and with a Canon SLR Digital camera: