Transparency and composition project
1: Taking the sample you liked best from the class exercise, work the linear expressions into two dimensional shapes and into a strong dramatic composition being mindful of the variables
we have been using throughout the semester such as:
2: Cut a window out from the letter size white paper that is 5″x 7″. Place the paper frame on a sheet of black construction paper. This will be your work area to decide your design. Tape the frame to the black construction paper.
3: Use tracing paper to cut shapes in several sizes to arrange them in a space 5″ x 7″ on black
Place one sheet of tracing paper that has the 5″ x 7″ fame drawn, over each of the arrangements and trace 2 choice compositions using all the shapes in each composition. These should have different examinations of composition based upon what you have learned this semester.
FINISH UP TO THIS POINT FOR CLASS, DUE Thurs., May 4. No Exceptions. Be prepared to continue work in class. In class on May 4:
Place one sheet of tracing paper that has the 5″ x 7″ fame drawn, over each of the arrangements as you finish them. You will have a total of 6 tracing paper compositions to select from. NOTE: Number them close to the lower right corner of the drawn frame and put your last name on each also close to the drawn frame.
4: After we have selected one from the six, transfer the composition to Bristol paper. Remember how to transfer from the texture/graphic project.\
5: On the tracing selected, use colored pencil to determine the transparencies making sure
– 3 shapes with 2 layers of partial overlapping transparencies
– 3 shapes with 3 layers of partial overlapping transparencies
6: For the shapes’ colors include:
– primary and secondary colors; if the color demands it you may have 2 of these modified
– tints (up to 2)
– tones (up to 2)
– one shade if it is not too dark
7: For the background use a middle gray or neutral tan. You may use one that
is gotten by mixing achromatic paint and one that is made by mixing
two complements and white or gray.
Craft counts! Be certain to mix your colors with the painting knife, not the brush.
Work the edges of each shape first and then fill with paint made to the proper consistency of
water and paint mixed with the painting knife NOT the brush.
For presentation you will have:
– original newsprint composition selected to work from.
– color swatch schemes on Bristol.
– 6 tracing paper drawings including one with color pencil plans
– Finished painted composition