This was a relatively simple endeavor in which we used the paints for the first time. I had difficulty mixing the paints, but once I figured the ratios for the middle gray, it became much easier to mix them.
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Digital Collage recreation/ Thoughts on Project 3
This was the easiest of the collages to make, since it was based off of my narrow range collage. We used Photoshop to recreate it the image digitally, and I was very pleased with the end result.
I had trouble on two parts of this project. The first difficulty I had was arranging the pieces of the cut-out pictures into a collage. It took several attempts, but in the end I was able to get a flow that works, and although I could improve the detail of the paintings, I feel that it was very successful. This digital collage helps us see how the value of each piece matters, since even the slightest change in color can have a great affect on how the colors shift and blend. Overall this project helped me to see the importance of a pieces value. Adding even the smallest amount of white to a piece can through the entire composition into disarray. This is why it is important to establish a hierarchy and a sense of motion so that the white can make sense in the black, or vice-a-verse.
Total Work Hours: 12-15 hours
I pick my broad collage to paint. This would allow me to have more fun with the paints. I feel this was the most successful, although I would like to add more detail to it in the future
After printing out 5 pages with our faces on them, we set out to work on making collages based off of them. Due to the quality of my collage, I used a low key template in my collages. This also made the Broad range collage very difficult to create
High Key/ Low Key
In this picture, the overall tones are low key. The shadows seem to try to overtake the light (seen at the top) and envelop the subject hidden in the darkness. The darker areas are clear because of this.
Due to the back being very bright, the mullions of the curtain wall stand out. This make the focus go to the the mullions (due to the stark and sudden contrast between the darker and lighter tones) against the more high key background. This also is just a great few out onto DUMBO, and Brooklyn Heights