These were art I made from random pointless photos I took outside near New York City College of Technology, to obvious and ambiguous images.
Hours worked-2 hours
The two pictures below were created by a dead bird, rock and scraps of metal. Now it was quite difficult figuring out how i would use these images and transform them in to ambiguous and stable drawings. But as you can see below I was able to work it out. Now it was easy making the images but what made it frustrating was tracing them on bristol. But it was a good experience because this project made me think and see how far my imagination can go to put what I see in my mind on paper.
hours worked: 7
This project allowed me to test my skills, when it came to understanding obvious and ambiguous compositions. Next time I will definitely plan out what I want to do next time, so that everything will be more organized. The critique helped me acknowledge that there were things I could work on, but it also made it clear that my work had a lot of potential in it. In the next project I plan on putting more skills into my art, so that I get better with my art.
Throughout the course of this first project, there were so many things that I could have done better on or simply just prevented. I didn’t have all of the required materials, and I definitely didn’t use my time wisely. Even though I didn’t perform my best, there’s still a lot that I got out of this project. For example, I learned how to use Photoshop on a more advanced level. In addition to this, I learned how important it is to pay attention to even the smallest of details. When it comes to figure ground relationships, there are several things that can alter the way a person sees the image. Even if you see it in a certain way, there is no way to say that another person will see it as well. Even filling in the figure a specific way can mess with the original image and what you see. Just having an outline of the image creates a somewhat weak figure ground relationship but once the image is filled in properly, the image begins to pop out more so than usual. You have to be really careful when making either an ambiguous or obvious figure ground sketch. One of the main things that I’ve learned is that when rushing to get something done last minute, the work you produce isn’t as strong as it could have been. Time management is also a very important part of creating good pieces of art.
In this part of the project, we had to choose two of our best pieces of work from the collection of photoshop images. One that best represents Obvious figure ground and one that represent ambiguous figure ground. All we had to do was trace the outline of the images that we had chosen to recreate, and then fill it in with the brush pen. The hardest part of this phase definitely had to be inking the figures. It was very time consuming but in the end it turned out to be worth the wait as the recreated images resemble its originals almost perfectly.
This project helped greatly in my understanding of ambiguous and obvious work. Coming into this project, I didn’t know what ambiguous meant and now that I’ve finished this project, I can say this it was very great in helping my knowledge of it. During phase one, I was still a bit confused about these terms. Going into phase two, I was able to experiment with Photoshop and further my knowledge of the project. I also learned by experimenting how I could work with positive and negative space to create the image I’m aiming for in a ambiguous or obvious composition. The class discussion also helped greatly because I could see through the minds of others when looking at each other’s work. Overall I would say I have a lot of understanding of ambiguous and obvious figures than when I first started this project.
This project helped me learn how to use Photoshop, a program I’ve been wanting to use for a while, and in turn showed me what we can create with just a few images taken from the outside world. The only thing I regret is not framing my second ambiguous photo properly on Bristol paper, making it looked unfinished or not drawn properly to submit. But I look forward to learning more about figure-ground relationships in other types of graphic design, as well as the thoughts of my other designs from my peers.
For this part of the project, I had to choose 2 different images that I did on Photoshop that best shows the figure ground relationship from and ambiguous image and an obvious image. Tracing the photos was the hardest part for me, since I couldn’t get a good light to shine on the Bristol paper. Inking the photos on the paper took a while, especially the second photo, but it wasn’t too difficult.