Memory of a sunset in Nicaragua
For the final part of the assignment, we had to pick an image, and do a color inventory of an image. We then needed to take this image and use it to illustrate a harmonious moment in our lives. I picked a peaceful moment of one time I was visiting Nicaragua. There, me and my cousins had been playing on the beach all day. As the day slowly turned into the night we just sat down into the sand, and looked at the horizon. It was such a peaceful, yet harmonious moment for me, seeing how the sun set over the beach which had only until moments ago held so much heat energy and life. It was a great memory, from a great day.
Hours Worked: 10 hours
Split Compliments and Analogous colors
I was completely lost when we first introduced to this assignment. I wasn’t sure what split compliments were, and had difficulty identifying them. Eventually I did see the relationship between them and analogous color, since, for example, the split compliment of red, are analogous shades of green on either side of it (being yellow-green, and blue-green). Doing the analogous color studies helped a lot to understand the split compliments
These were a relatively quick progression study that we did. Doing it though helped me see the progressions inside the flowers we looked at on our trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The compliment tint was a bit tricky since we need to take both the compliments and their saturation into account, and ensure that they were the same balance between the two
Color Interaction Composition
This was the trickiest one to do. Shaquille, Antonio, and I had to each pick a color and a symbol that represents our personality. The colors were, greenish blue for Shaquille, greenish yellow for Antonio, and a reddish orange for me. MY symbol was a fire, since in Anotnio’s words, “You have a warm, and controlled energy about you. You are fire!”
Hours worked: 18 Hours
For this one, I avoided using compliments since they seem to dance around each other do to the effect they have on each other. It was interesting to see the importance of having the right balance between hue and value. First one had to pick the hue, then adjust the colors value. If the hues were too similar in value, then you would have to go back and pick another hue. This was more about bouncing around and finding the right balance between the two (hue and value)
The idea behind this assignment, was for use to ensure that the squares (big ones) had the same value, but would be of different hues. In other words, the would be different colors, but have the same saturation. This helped me to further see how big of an affect white and black have on the outcome of the final color.
This is how the project turned out once colors were added to the previous previous assignment. it was interesting to see how different hues could have similar hues, while similar hues could have such different values.
So working with Photoshop we were supposed to create 2 pairs of 2 by 2 squares that had a 1 by 1 square inside each square. The center square would have the same value, while the bigger square would have different values. This was done so that the smaller paired squares would appear of different values, even though they had the same value.
This was an interesting way to start of the new project. In the previous one we had used a lot of colors, so to go back to just using value was a great way to sort of reset our senses. I had fun with this project, since it gave me a chance to play around a lot with the different values possible given the digital medium I used
While on our field trip we were sent to look for three real life examples of tint, shade and compliment tint. Here are the examples I found
The shade example was the hardest to find, since flowers tend to get lighter as it gets closer to the stem. Despite that, the example I found works really well and blends well between the two states.
The compliment shade was the most beautiful example. In it we were able to see how the two different colors begin to blend together and see the clear transition.
The tint example was the easiest to spot, since like I mentioned before, flowers tend to gt lighter as you go toward the stem. It goes from a muted purple to a white hue.