Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Class Projects

Although I have work finished to show, I thought I'd wait until I'm a little farther along in the face count before posting. In the meantime, I was going through my closet and unearthed my graphic design portfolio from school. There were some things in there I thought I would share here. Lots of pictures will make this a long post.
      This first project was from my typography class. It was called the "single character project". Basically, one character of the alphabet rendered by hand (not digitally) in one of two fonts, either regular or italic, to form a sort of letter collage. The first pic is the jacket of my thumbnails.
And then some larger boards of the rough drafts.
For the final version of the project, we had to cut all our letter forms with an exacto knife. I chose some art papers that made it tricky.... Another typography project was the "type personalities project". Four words hand rendered in four fonts that have the personality of the words selected, to form a poster. My thumbnails are below...all done by hand.
Then, the rough drafts mounted on boards. I used a variety of materials...there are even tiny mirrors glued onto the first piece.
And then a color version of the final project. I must have done twenty different color schemes, then finally turned in the project in black and white for lack of deciding.
Two digital fonts I designed outside of type class...
This next one is a product rendering done for a design class.
There was a lot of drawing done in that class...
And some more cutting. We had to cut out a design to demonstrate asymmetrical balance, below... And another design that had to be cut to demonstrate unity through repetition of shape, flow, and value. I had some letters I wrote to my teachers I was going to share. I occasionally wrote a letter about class lectures on the backs of my assignments. I will limit it to one since this post is already so long. 
Even if a person were to live their entire life in a constant state of heightened awareness, and he/she were to see all they could possibly see---it would still only be a glimmer of all that there is. So much of the grand design remains concealed, and no one sees the entire work of it from its beginning to its conclusion, from an omniscient point of view. Only the "Author Of Life". The best that there is here, is only visible with the heart and mind, and soul---not the naked eye. Yet the naked eye does provide us with clues to the intangible---all around us, all the time...if a person just sees with better eyes!"
I leave with you with that thought! Until next time, take care!