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Russell Armfield Project 5 Step 4 Deliver

Russell Armfield

My first piece depicts a figure who has been burned on the ground. Ashes and smoke are surrounding them. The figure is composed of the word “burn”. I got the idea by looking at a tiny brown part of the ground that looked likes it’s been burned.

My second image is shows figures attempting to escape from a manhole and a symbolized blood around them. The the blood and figures are composed of the word “help”. I was inspired by looking at manholes and wondering what’s under them

My third image shows a rope tying itself around a pole. There’s a bit of a western theme as well. This is a pole near my house that I used to play on as a kid so it was on my mind and inspired this drawing

Overall I think this project came out well but my text could’ve read better.

imagiNATION Project 5 – Deliver

Starting points




The starting point is of a stain that has more of a texture look, so in sketch I made it more smooth since I’m relaying on the texture of the sidewalk to get the same feeling.


I had a few ideas for the sticks but I pick the first design because it resembles a stick more than the others.


The spray paint on the ground are like the black gum you usually see near walls however instead of being simple dots, some had extra dashes and smaller dots around it. The image,”Eat”, was the first word but I changed it.


Final Compositions

I would improve these drawing by getting a stronger charcoal product so they don’t break on me every two seconds. The NYC can be improved if I draw it in a different angle so I could get a flat surface for the C.

Projrct 5-imagiNATION

This is my first work. My starting point is a black paint. I observe this paint and find that both sides of the paint are uneven, so all my strokes are uneven.


This is my second work. My starting point is a black dot, so I chose the word speck because I want to put this point in the letter, and the word speck has space in each letter. This work There is a place that makes me difficult, because this black spot is on the stone, and the stone is very smooth, so it is difficult for me to color.


This is my third work. My starting point is a small piece of tape. I observed this tape and found that the tape is a rectangle, so all my strokes are rectangular, and I think the tape will overlap, so I also Use pencil to outline and add some shadows.

Project 5 : imagiNATION |step 4 -deliver


This is my first composition and one of my favorites because the type in this one particularly is clear. One thing I struggled with throughout this one is getting that sort of ragged look on the sides of the letters. I tried to incorporate that by making sure the inside of my letters were darker than the outline to get that washed away kind of vibe.


For my second composition chose to do this simple paint streak that i had found. While trying to come up with what letter form could use, I noticed that the line was originally sort of slanted. So I went with a lazy slated kind of look


For my last composition I decided to find something with color because black and white can get repetitive and boring. I went with kind of this starting point and worked around it, making taht the middle of each letters. I used A, D, and O because they required a counter which was good for the use of the starting point.


Overall this project was different and made me get out of comfort zone. Despite the events that happened I am pleases with the outcome. Something I would do differently is look for more unique staring points and not stick to simple ones.

Project 5- imagiNATION: Deliver

It was one of the toughest projects this semester.  It was raining a lot, and on other days it would be very windy and cold.  For the project I felt I did a fair job. I like the results from “Art” and “Vine”, bother showed the characteristics of the crack.  For “Math, there were so many object overpowering each other, I lost focus of what my object should be.

Overall, this project taught me a lot of lessons.  I should always be prepared for what mother nature has in store for us.  I should have tested the chalks before I use it for my final work.  Most importantly I should have spent more days outside to adapt the environment.

So these are my final composition. This project was really fun especially because it was outdoor. One of the thing that annoyed me the most were the first objects I found were effected by weather so I had to change pictures also my chalks were crap it was really light all of the colors were hard to see so I had to over write all 3 again and again it was really frustrating but the project was really fun

These are the 5 pictures that I chose to work with And here is the 5 sketches for those picture that I’ve been working on

Finally, these are the 4 final pieces for this project. Only 4 because the one with the word UNIT was gone when I came back. 

This project is by far the hardest in term of finding ideas at least for me because looking at the “starting point” to imagine the whole word with a specific typeface is really forced me to squeeze my brain to let my imagination does its job. The second hardest part of this project is the weather. As you notice, I started with 5 “starting point” and 5 sketches but I only have 4 of the “final phase” because this project was based on little things outside and we also have to come back so not everything stays the same when we came back. It’s also really cool outside at this time of the year but luckily, I’ve been a good boy this year so Mother Nature saved me by not raining or snowing when I was about to start to work outside. After this project and also looking at my classmates’ final, I learned that every little thing could turn into a typeface with a little bit of imagination. sometimes things are a little bit harder to see like my “PILL” piece when the “starting point” which is “P” is backward so I draw the rest of the typeface backward and flipped the image but I guess Openlab doesn’t like that so somehow its flipped my image back to the original. Finally, I also learned that if not because of the project please don’t go outside with a bag of chalk/charcoal trying to draw something in this kind of weather cause IT IS FREEZING.