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Category: COMD1100 Project #6 (Page 1 of 5)

Color Harmony: Phase 4

We got an opportunity to visit another museum that I had never heard of. It was extraordinary and what made it even better was the interactive pens we got to use. That was pretty unique, something I never experienced. They museum also had another interactive room where what your digitally drew was presented on the walls of that room. During this project I learned terms like tint, shade, dominant, sub-dominant and accent colors. Understanding these terms will help us in the future as graphic designers when we compose images and we have to represent it to people.

Color Harmony: Phase 3

This final free study was created digitally. It has been composed with the same color inventory I had made earlier in phase 2¬†from ‘Textile, Loco Sole, 1968’ by¬†¬†Gae Aulenti. The dominant color is the beige which is clearly the largest portion of the color inventory. That color is entirely in the background and that is also the color that has a very light shade. The red orange is the accent color since it is the most vibrant, its the first thing that catches the eye. I believe the navy blue is the sub-dominant color.

Hour(s) Spent: 1.5

Color Harmony: Phase 2


This is a textile. It was designed by Gae Aulenti. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is linen and its technique is screen printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by George and Louise Beylerian. It is credited GIft of George and Louise Beylerian.

Hour(s) Spent: .5

Color Harmony: Phase 1

Tint Progression

Two- Color Progression

Shade Progression

My first image attached to this post represents tint progression because the petals on the artificial flower have a gradient from light pink to white. My second image represents two-color progression since the top of the lotion bottle starts with rose gold and fades into a golden shade. My last image represents shade progression because the dark brown fades into the shadows which is black.

Hour(s) Spent: .5

Color Harmony: Phase 4

I decided to create mountains as well as a sun setting behind the mountains. It was hard to keep the scale that I obtained from the original image but I like the product created.


Hours: 1

Color Harmony: Phase 4

From this project, I learned how visual hierarchy can be present through the dominance and  proportion of the color, sometime, a small worm color can be on the top of the hierarchy when it is among a cold, like a drop of yellow on a violet paper. I learned a lot from this class, whether the step of the designs or the process of the design, I also Learned how every day object can be also used in to design. This class taught me design does not mean to create something unique, it means to create something meaningful.

Color harmony Phase 4

Phase 3

Phase 2

Phase 1

Doing this project helped me better understand why we use color and how color can bring are work to life. I learned how to use photoshop and illustrator during the process. I got to say if wasn’t for those programs it would been hard to work with paint, especial gauche. I got to experience what real graphic designers have to go through in order to plan their work and be able to deliver it in hope that it brings meaning and attention to those that see it. This project was pretty cool and going to Cooper Hewitt was cool as well because it was place I never been before.

Color Harmony: Phase 3

For my free study I choose to make a desert, the inspiration came from the photo that I saw at the museum. The dominant color is blue which I used for the sky and the subdominant color is the peach- like brown and my accent color is the sun- yellow.

Color Harmony: Phase 2

As I walked around the gallery room, I saw this photo of a man and a rural house. It was intriguing to see because the natural light from outside gave the setting a beautiful progression from light to dark. As you can see the the shadow of an object is blocking out light. So the dominant color is the picture is the blue and the sub-dominant is the peach like color and the accent color is the yellow.

Color Harmony: Phase 1

The first picture is on a snowy night, that depicts a good example of tint progression because the street lamp gives reflects light off the snow a orange like color that laminates the block making the scenery a beautiful, relaxing experience

I choose this bird because its’ feathers show a change of shade from light to multiple shades of brown.

The fish demonstrated a shift of color from its tail to its body.


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