(My piece, close-ups of it, and also my two compositions from the first project)
Museum: The Brooklyn Museum
Date Visited: 12/16/18
Piece Name & Date: “Aggregation 09-DO71 Blue”, 2009
Artist: Kwang Young Chun
I decided to compare the piece I chose to our very first project which focused on obvious and ambiguous compositions as we shot pictures of random places and things outside. There were multiple pieces I would have liked to analyze but this one I found the most interesting and thought would be nice to breakdown in terms of all the things I’ve learned over the semester.
Coming to a close with this project I was very happy with the results and overall enjoyed working on it a ton. I love color and using it like this in Photoshop was fun and helped me to learn a lot. The project was pretty simple but effective in helping teach about color as well as Photoshop tools. I now know how to use the color wheel and how to find color palettes/schemes that could work well together, along with using high contrast images to make coloring easy as done in the project. I feel I did well in crafting the project as a whole, and just think I could have used better paper/ink to print with so I’ll keep that in mind for future projects.
My favorite color is pink, and there are many different characteristics that come with the color. Pink is loving, kind, and generous; it entails a friendly and a soft warm aura that draws people in. I feel these are personality traits I hold along with the many more characteristics pink has. Pink is a feminine color, it’s romantic and sensitive, and I feel I’m in touch with those aspects of my personality, along with not being super masculine myself. I chose this color because I think it’s very pretty and I always loved working with it and using it when I could. I enjoyed using it in this project and exploring how well it works with it’s different color scales.
This is my high contrast black and white image
This is my favorite color and the different color scales I worked with
I had a lot of fun with this project and I’m very happy with what I’ve created; I feel my planning was good and I finished the work in a timely manner. The actual process for working was seamless as well. If there’s one thing I learnt it’s how to utilize twin tack effectively for collages as I prefer not to use glue usually; Twin tack feels much more clean and helped me layer pieces on top of one another easily.
The fence’s texture is smooth and curvy; For contrast, the fence is dark on certain parts but is very bright from sunlight on others while having a flat and mostly darkened background.
The rocks are smooth and mostly round, while some have more straight and rugged edges; The left most rocks are much darker and bold than the rocks to the right which are all very light in contrast, while finally being tied together by the very dark black background below the rocks.
I feel all my sketches achieve what my descriptions entail, including the roundness of the rocks . the contrast of the darkened and light parts of the fence, the rocks’ very dark background, etc.
Overall, I enjoyed doing this project. Taking all the photos as I walked around different neighborhoods opened my eyes to everything around me and how interesting and intricate they could be. I was happy with a lot of the photos I took, and even ended up using some for my other course I’m enrolled in.
Having the project guidelines and following the process/phases helped me complete the project seamlessly, as well as teach me how to approach my work, and I’m sure that will help me in any future projects I work on in and out of this course.
I feel like I could have improved on my usage of tracing paper; I haven’t really used it before, but in the end I did manage to transfer my sketches over to bristol paper for inking. Although they were flipped, the overall composition of my work was preserved and I was ultimately happy with the end result.
Here are the links to my posts for each phase of this project, displaying my progress and process for this project: Phase 1 , Phase 2 , Phase 3
In Phase 3, I spent two and a half hours tracing and inking my compositions. Phase 3 relates to Phase 2 because I had to revisit my thumbnails and sketches, and then redraw/ink them. I traced each drawing first and then transferred them to a new sheet of paper before I begun inking.