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Design Journal Entry # 16

Tonal progression- is a succession of color mixtures proceeding from dark to light.

it is a list of colors from darkest to the lightest. (myself)


Shade- is a hue or color with black (or any dark color) mixed into it. This creates a darker version or a darker tone of it.

A light color mixed with black to create a darker vision of that color. (myself).


Tint- is a color to which white has been added to make it lighter.

A color that is made lighter then the shade it was before. (myself)


Tone- is a quality of color. It has to do with whether or not a color is warm or cold, bright or dull, light or dim and pure or “otherwise”…

It’s what type of color has a certain standard in it. (myself)


Venn diagram- a diagram that uses circles to represent sets and their relationships.

Two different things who’s qualities are listed in two different circles and the similarities are listed in the overlapped area between the circles. (myself)

Transparency and Layering from Cooper Hewitt

These three show layering when colors are one on top of the other creating layers.

These three show transparency when two of the same image are shown side by side are different because of darker or lighter color or lighting.

3 more images of movement and 3 more images of rhythm

These images are images of movement. Anyone looking at them would see the image trying to guide the person’s eye to the area of attention.

These images are of rhythm. They show the same elements used in the image, but not over and over again like in a pattern, but more randomly.

Examples of Rhythm & Movement

These three are images of rhythm. The first one shows shows several faces that look similar, but are each different. The second one shows the same type of shape, but the shape becomes bigger and becomes more faded. The third one is a sweep of different colors. &sort_by=5&page_number=6

These photos show movement. They show images of how the people in the photos moved and how they stood. It’s like several pictures together in one of a sequence.  That’s how I see it.





Examples of contrast

The first I picked “Untitled Black and White Woman’s Face and Hair” shows the black and white together to make a face in only two colors. The second one “Equal opportunity/color blind” is a figment of colors that says IBM and it shows the word in light pink and violet. “Summer Afternoon” is contrast because the painter use many colors to make a image. A painting of a young woman on a hammock . You can see if you look closely at it the colors that were used to put it all together.

Why I like this design student’s artwork.

I like Diana Corvelle’s artwork. My favorites are “Lover’s Locket” and “Protective Shell” both by Diana Corvelle. I wonder where she gets the inspiration for her artwork. It looks so strange and so cool at the same time. I wonder what her artwork is really suppose to mean? She might be the only one that knows the true meaning of her artwork.

My Micro Compositions

 I made these micro compositions by combining two of my original 4″ x 4″ compositions that are each different from each other. Next I put a 2″ x 2″ square over them. The frame and scale changed my compositions making them smaller and completely changing the way they look. This can happen when you change the frame and scale of a picture. You get a completely different perspective of the picture.