# Group 2: Shifting Value in Color

In this assignment, I had to do two pairs of squares that shift value by using color.  Value meaning light to dark. Colors that could be used for low key is violent and blue. Colors that could reflect high key value is yellow, orange and green. When these pairs are made, to check if they are done correctly set it in gray scale. The small middle box should appear different, but are the same colors in reality. The surrounding colors are different which effect the color square inside. Here is my pairs:

Shifting Value in Color

I did a extra one:

Shifting Value in Color

# Group 1: 2 pairs of achromatic gray studies

For this assignment we were only allowed to use white and black. What we had to do was pick the same values and make them look different when they are either surrounded by white or black. I wanted to we both low key and high for my center values. I tested the colors to see if they did appear different on a white or black background. After that I cut out my squares and painted them. This is a photo of it.

# Free-Study #2 (Based on Ben Snead’s work)

My class took a field trip to the Jay St train station. We were going to see a art piece that represented Symmetrical and Asymmetrical balance. This art piece was beautiful. It was called “Departures and Arrivals”. It was based off the subway train system. This system is something that people from all over the city may use everyday. People who come from different parts of the city or world. Looking at the creators in the piece I notice a different meaning. These creators travel differently. One travels in the sky, one travels on the ground and one travels in the water. These are the three different ways that any creator in this world can travel. It could also show how a person arrived in this city. Some took a plane, some came in a boat and others were born here. These are photos are the art piece.

The artist used many different hues and values.

Here we see that the artist didn’t make each side the same, but they feel the same.

The pattern of the beetle was different when the fish and the bird.

Your can see the difference now of the creators and what they were made from

This is another section of the piece

Out of this art piece I had to create something that represented something simmiar but in my own way. I chose to stay in the train station and subway way. The reason why is because this is something that have been used by people of many places. ALl of the people we see on the train have their own story, they have their own destination to go to. I really enjoy photography, so I started out taking photos. I also had help from a friend who took a photo for me. I wanted to get someone else’s view of the train. I enjoy seeing the different ways people take photographs. Here are the two photos I choose to work with.

Photo 1

Photo 2

So what I did was paint every person a different color, which represented a train in the MTA subway system. I printed out 8×10 of each photo. Then painted with gouches paint. This is the finished product.

Piece 1

Piece 2

This has been my favorite project. I got to create something that enjoy about the city.

# Free Study

One reason why I like working in groups is because you get to listen to everyone’s ideas and opinion. You have to work together to get the jump done. My group was abit awkward at first. We began talking and started working. We were drawing, glueing, cutting out red, yellows and orange from are scraps. We weren’t able to to finish in class. This is how it looked.

What my group did in class. (The letter “I” is missing)

I decided that I would take it home and finish it. We felt that the foreground was distracting. Also the letter did stand out from the foreground. With this I started to think about ways to fix this. Some area were not to same red, so I covered them up. I covered the letters with a color that would make it standout. Finally I added some flames from one of my favorite spicy chips…”Flaming Hot Cheetos”. In conclusion, I think it came out well. Hopefully my classmates and group mates will agree.

# Prismatic Color Studies #1 & #2

When this project was first explained, I did not understand. I was over thinking it. When I began to do it I started to understand. I have to use only Primary and Secondary colors on my broad and narrow for this study. I couldn’t mix them any further, or use white. Making the narrow was abit diffcult. For narrow, you have to only focus on a few colors. I wanted to make a high key, so my main colors were, yellow, yellow green and yellow orange. For broad you have to use all the colors.

Prismatic Narrow Range -High Key

# Muted Colors

This assignment I had to make muted colors. Doing this assignment actually help me understand colors more. The assignment before this had me very confused, but now I can see which colors are chormatic and which are muted. The painting on the left is board and the one of the left is narrow high key.

# Chromatic Gray Studies

This Assisignment was harder then doing the grayscale. I would mix colors and they would come out a completely different color then I expected. I tired my best, and hopefully it came out right. Here are a few photos on it. The first photo is my Narrow low key, and the next it my board.

Mixing the different colors was actually fun. I think we do not realize how beautiful colors really are. Imagine if the world was just black and white and then one day you saw the color red. You would be amazed. Thats how I felt. I’m comfortable with the painting, but I got abit too comfortable in some sections.

# Assignment #3: Experimentation / Iteration

This is my finished product. At first painting was difficult. For me what was difficult was the mixing and getting the right value. This paint get lighter when it dries, so this made it difficult as well. I pulled it together figured out a way to get these values. For the photoshop part of this project, I understood. Although I had to refresh my memory about photoshop, I atleast knew hot to crop, copy, paste and move.

Here are some photos:

*will post up more pictures*

# Experimentation / Iteration for Assignment #3

This is my experimentation. It was easier to mix to get the different values. Looking at the scale helped figure got that Values I should focus on. There are few things that I would fix.