This is my final work for the color selfie project. I chose the color blue and made a complementary, triad and analogous version of this work. I had a lot of fun doing this project because I enjoyed using Photoshop and experiment with colors. I learned how important color and contrast is when making any type of artwork. I also learned how useful the color wheel is for picking colors that go really well together. I use the color wheel a lot now ever since starting this project and I will be using everything I learned in future projects.
The color blue is one of the three primary colors of pigments in paint, traditional color theory, and the RGB color model. It lies between violet and green on the spectrum of visible light. Blue can be found in nature such as the water and sky but is rarely found in fruits or vegetables. Most shades of blue convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding but in American culture, it is a symbol of depression. The color blue could be also used to express cold, wet or slowness. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body because it has a very calming effect and slows human metabolism. I chose this color because it is my favorite color. I feel like the color blue matches my personality because I am a very mellow person.
Here is my final collage. During this project, I learned a lot about focal points and how it can create a big impact on an image. Grayscale in my image helped define the collage and gave it more personality. I think I struggled a lot finding out how to do movement in the image but I tried my best to achieve that. This project was fun and taught me how to experiment with different elements to define an emotion.
So for my collage, I decided to focus on the emotion of anger. I think the mood of the sketches I created was very accurate to the mood I was aiming for but I was having trouble in other areas such as the grayscale, focal point and movement in the image. I tried to solve this in my second sketch by focusing more on the eyebrows for the focal point. The grayscale and movement was an improvement as well so I was very satisfied with the results of my sketches.
This project was very difficult for me. The hardest part of the project was making the letters look identical to the original image but I tried my best. I enjoyed this project because it forced me to be creative and taught me how to experiment with different designs. I think I did pretty well on my line drawings which had a lot of organic shapes. For the next project, I will experiment on more sketches and try to keep on track with my work.
Texture Description – The texture photograph is a picture of a set of black and white rocks. The rocks are organized by having 7 black rocks on the left side and 10 white rocks on the right side. This makes a total of 17 rocks in the entire image. The black rocks look more rough than the white rocks
The white rocks have a rounded shape. Between the rocks have a dark black color. The flow of the image is smooth. The black rocks have more angles.
Pattern Description – The pattern photograph is a picture of a bunch of rope. The rope has a rough-looking texture. The rope is going down vertically. It has some strands of string coming out of it.
The rope has a bumpy shape. There is two rope next to each other making the imagery of a pattern. There are lines going through the rope diagonally. The rope has rough lines.
I’ve never done a project like this before and it was very fun. While doing this project, I learned the difference between obvious and ambiguous images. My biggest struggle with this project was using the tracing paper effectively. I will now know more about foreground and background for my next project.