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Lost & Found – Develop


The Button – For the final ink drawing of the image, I’ve finally resized it to work with the 30/60 (figure/background) relation. I’ve also decided to ink almost the whole inside of the figure to make it look more unified.


Money Tree – Inking the drawing for this one was my favorite because I had the most exploration done due to fact the the original image have a lot going on that I am free to play with shapes, patterns, and such. Compared to the initial sketch, I feel like the final ink drawings look much more simplified. Honestly though, I feel like something is still missing with the final ink drawing.

Project 1 – lost & found | step 4: deliver

These images above are the final draft of this project. Throughout  this project I learned a numerous amount of things. One being that I have to be patient and trust that the work will get better , draft after draft. If I were to redo this project I would have gotten a better tracing paper that was more I guess visible. To add on to what I would have bought, is a thin brush because it was difficult going through the tight areas in my piece. Overall I learned the difference between ambiguous and obvious figure/ground relationships. My final piece compared to my refined there is a difference in the ambiguous, One being that the coloring to totally different and I gave it more definition and personality. When looking back to my first sketch you can see that I keep the image bland and boring. In my final piece you see the change.

Yunique’s Final Inked Composition (Step 4)

This is my final inked composition of my ambiguous photo of the hole in the wall. I can say that this was hard to do, but no matter what I pushed myself through it. I incorporated many elements of black and white and for the hole in the wall I wanted to add some definition to it to make it look exhibited. One thing I wish that could’ve came out better was the ink because for some areas it appears to look lighter outside the top and side areas of the image.

This is my final inked composition of my obvious image of the reflected window. As stated earlier in my other inked composition, I took out a lot of detail that was going to be in the inked out background of the wall. For the actual image of the window I kept in the dirt and mold being shown, but I made it to as where a lot wasn’t being displayed. The original image didn’t have a lot of specs, dirt, and mold so I decided to take it out and add my own details. This came out perfectly and I don’t think I should’ve added anything else as it was going to ruin it.

Note: This project gave me a lot of clarity on obvious and ambiguous images and gave me a better understanding of it. From now on when I look at any photograph I could look at it and determine what it is whether it’s ambiguous or obvious. One thing that was challenging was the lines being displayed because for most of my sketches I had to tune out most lines and configure it into either organic or geometric shapes.

Step 4-Deliver

These are my final images,I am not fully satisfied with the outcome mostly because of the ink.This was my first time inking an image for a project so I did not know the proper motion and precautions for inking.Now that I have some experience with using ink ,next project I will properly utilize inking pens/brushes and maybe even techniques.For my obvious (the two items in the middle) I chose that image because the organic shapes had a certain appeal , it was simplistic but unique which really made me want to use it.I had trouble at first because I chose to rush and not trace during the first step so there wasn’t much going for the image,I then went back and traced it and loved the results.For my ambiguous image I had trouble tracing it because the image was really dark and was not much contrast for me to trace,so that was the best I could do tracing wise.I did run into a problem inking,I ended up smudging ink on the Bristol board so I had to redo it .I learned how important tracing can be and how inked designs can come out really nice if done properly and with the right tools.Obv Amb

Final Composition for Project 1

This is my final composition for both my obvious and ambiguous photo. I have learned that in order to achieve the ambiguous photo I was looking for I had to enlarge a part of the photo. For the ambiguous photo it took me a while to realize that I needed to change the proportion of the photo. I believe that I could have brought better materials, because inking these compositions were rather difficult, especially the ambiguous photo. I had to go over the ambiguous photos about four times to even try and get rid of the streaks that were clearly present in the photo. Overall, I will get better and more suitable materials for the next project and be better prepared in general.

Inked – Joshua Smith

Obvious Inked

Ambiguous Inked

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.

Project 1 – Lost and Found

Klarissa Grullon


This is an example of an obvious foreground-background relationship. Even though the black is prominent, I don’t think it takes over the gray’s space. It makes me think of islands and archipelagos scattered through an ocean.

These shapes were made by someone who was trapped at the workplace they loath for a 9-hour shift, while they were using the restroom during their break. They just sat in the bathroom stall, prayed that nobody would come in, and scratched away at the stall door. They carved big shapes and super tiny shapes, all random and near each other, until they saw what it became: a tiny continent. Then they wished they could quit their job and go live freely in their own little world.


This example is of an ambiguous foreground-background relationship. There are bulbous, round organic shapes with some parts looking a little rougher and more linear. The crack in almost the center of it doesn’t add on to the shapes but I think it still makes an interesting composition. The shapes together make me think of splats, bubbles and drops.

This came from the aftermath of earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and even acid rain on the hardest and strongest concrete known to man. Any other kind of concrete would cease to exist after having gone through the same disasters. This one, instead of crumbling apart, just scarred. These shapes are scars that show how strong it really is.


Here we have an obvious figure-ground relationship. The light space is much larger than the dark one. The dark shape is geometric and looks like a crack. Some of the chipped off edges are a little rounded up. This shape makes me think of lightning.

One day at home, I was in my room when I heard a loud crash. When I go to check what had happened, I see that my sister’s boyfriend dropped the blender while making a smoothie. After he picked up the broken blender and pieces of glass, I could see this crackled shape now visible on the kitchen floor. To this day, this crack serves as a reminder that my sister’s boyfriend is the reason why I can’t make smoothies at home anymore.


This one is an obvious composition. The foreground has an overall geometric circular shape. When you look closely at the edges of it you can see how it is more loose and organic, instead of uniform. I like the constant jaggedness of this shape.

On a magical night, the moon shined so eminently that its light transversed itself through the window and engraved its own composition on the wooden panels of a New York City apartment.


This is an ambiguous foreground-background relation. This texture is known to be seen on and come from trees. It looks like psychedelic oval shapes of different sizes and thicknesses being spread on top of one another.

This composition was born inside a tree. The first filled-in oval shape that you see in the center is the first size that it ever grew up to be. The layer surrounding that one is what its next phase of thickening growth turned out to be. All the following ones continue on to show us the tree’s life span. In order to become a grandiose strong woodwork, this tree first had to be a small, weak sapling. It is the tree of inspiration.


To me this is an ambiguous composition, as the dark and light parts are almost equally sharing the space they’re in. The light parts wrap up the dark parts. The consistency of both parts against each other make it a strong composition.

These shapes make up the ribs that hold in a walls heavy lungs and the abyss of darkness deep inside of it. The room these lungs belong to is never a fun one to be in. Whoever spends the night in it is always uneasy because they cannot stop looking at the walls ribs and wondering if that’s where they hear heavy breathing coming from. Little do they know, it’s exactly where it’s coming from.