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what i learned this semester final entry #28

i have learned a lot this semester about graphic design. for instance learning about the graphic design principles like movement repetition  texture and so on.  learning about no window offices to having to present every single class!has taught me more or less whats it like the in real world. as frustrating it was learning about color i did learn that color is a very complicated topic and that its viewed differently among the eyes of many. but one thing i know for sure is that color is made up of three qualities hue, saturation, and value. when it came to the 2 final projects on color i was more focused on actually getting them done on time rather then understanding the meaning behind the project. i wish i could’ve paid attention more when learning about color because it was a bit confusing.overall it was a good semester met new people and learned a lot i know this is just the beginning of a long journey but im all for it and yes i will be keeping my design journal for future reference.

thank you professor for your time and patience.

New York Times article on color Entry #22

“Tracking the rise of color”by Martha Schwendener published Aug, 6 2010

this article was about how through time color became popular. when reading the beginning it explained how three men were successful in their careers with just the basics black and white photos! which was around the 1930s-1950s.  Then color came along in the 1960s and these men Robert Frank, Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams weren’t such big fans. instead it was attracted by a younger generation group known as the “starburst” ( ironic name ). Then the article goes into how color came into the world by a color process known as auto-chrome which was colored film which was made by the Lumière brothers . eventally it gets into how color made its way into film. the article was quit interesting.

source:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/nyregion/08artsnj.html

what i learned about color Entry #20

Because color results from reflected light waves transmitted through imperfect eyes and brains everyone sees color differently. color is made up of 3 main essential qualities related to our eyes which are hue, saturation, and  value.

hue- a distinction between color identities as defined by their wave lengths.

saturation- the relative dullness or brightness of a color

value- whether a color appears light or dark.

source- reading assignment #20

project 3 summary entry #19

this project had a lot of components that needed to be done with patience and time. I for one felt like it was very difficult in terms of getting the proper value scale and getting the transparency to show. having  to create 9 different shades from black to white made it harder to get proper magazine values that went well along the value scale. I found myself getting grays that looked too similar if not the same. also when doing the dots I couldn’t get a good visible difference between  6-8 on the value  scale. they all looked basically the same in my eyes. maybe creating another design would’ve helped. overall it was difficult but a good experience in learning about how to create transparency without using any light source as well as learning a few things about paint.

project 2 summary entry # 14

this project was one a project that was a bit frustrating when doing the movement and rhythm as well as creating contrast between both sides I couldn’t really find a better way of implementing all 3 components to the design. I honestly ended up just using a lot of repetition which wasn’t so much what we needed to do . I could’ve done much better in terms of requirements. I would have to say that my strongest point in this project was craftsmanship. Overall I need learn an extensive amount about movement and rhythm.

project 1 summary entry #8


When doing this project I had a hard time using my knife and cutting out the pieces. When being told to keep it simple I now understood why it was said because simplicity was what I needed in order to create a pattern that wasn’t too difficult to re-due several times for the final part of the project. I learned that using the simplest forms of shapes can make a well drawn out pattern. Also that there doesn’t need to be any form of symbolism to create such a piece of art work. I never worked on a project that had no symbolism it was quit interesting. overall this project taught me more about cutting with a knife and also about craftsmanship which was a major component to this project.

Entrys #6 and #7 are on the class website

color inventory images entry # 27

Cossacks 1910-1 Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944 Presented by Mrs Hazel McKinley 1938 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N04948

Cossacks 1910-1 Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944 Presented by Mrs Hazel McKinley 1938 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N04948

project 4 summery and pictures Entry # 24


Posted on December 8, 2017 by carmendz073

This project was by far the most difficult. Not only was it handed in late but also it was not completely finished. one of the hardest things to do was the mixing of the colors to get a specific color. in the beginning i didn’t even have the paint that i needed to make the colors. so the red, yellow and oranges in both color wheels were made with different paints. When making blue that was the hardest part i felt like it was always too dark and when i tried to make it lighter it would look to watery. in the end though i managed to make blues that were good enough to put in my color wheel. Another thing about the project that i eventually figured out was that the ryb color wheel was not supposed to be as light as i had made it also i think i added more colors then i should’ve. in the end i didn’t really learn much besides mixing i feel like color in general is a very broad topic ill learn over time.

post for broadcast entry #26

honestly i thought this cast would be about colors or something but when i heard it it was the complete opposite as i continued to read after the 2 minutes it became very hostle i stopped hearing it and well yea…

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