In this project I learned things that I would have never noticed before. I was able to capture an image of something random and turn it into a piece of art. I used to walk past things on the streets without paying attention now through this project I carefully inspect the object and everything surrounding it. I could have improved my work by using better materials to give it a very interesting look. What I learned from this project I will carry on to the next and improve my skills to bring out every detail.
What I learned from this project is that anything can be simplified thru design, and can be used to communicate/represent something. Things I feel that I could have done better was to try not to focus so much on the detail and the lines, instead focus on shapes and finding the shapes in everything. On my next project, I will look for shapes in the image and find ways to simplify an image.
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.
This project took quite an effort to accomplish. It required a lot of thoughts on how you can distinguish the difference between an obvious and ambiguous image. What I could of done better was adapting and learning the black and white percentage ratio and how they influence what determines an obvious and ambiguous. For the next project, I learned how the background is important and its influence on the foreground and it can be applied to our next project.
I learned that proportion is also a key factor in determining the ambiguity or obvious relationship in a composition. I could have made my ambiguous figure more wider so that it looks more ambiguous. I could’ve excluded three other shapes for my obvious composition or joined them together. For my next project i will make sure that i can get rid of unnecessary shapes and lines and be careful choosing proportions.