Formal Elements Part 2

Line

point

Analysis: For the line design, I wanted to focus on the concept of the “implied line” like we had discussed in class. I created forms that appear to be creating movement away from a singular point in the piece, without actually creating a literal line connecting the two. I found that this would allow the viewer to imply and imagine the lines themselves.

Shape 

shapeAnalysis: For my rendition of the element of shape, I wanted to focus both on the positive and negative spaces that shape could create.Each shape is filled with one of the other three shapes, and were either cropped in a concave or convex manner to insinuate bigger versions of the square, circle and triangle.

Color

color

Analysis: This piece displays color in a way that portrays the seasons. Each color can be found within the seasons of the world, and each season can evoke a specific memory or emotion based on personal or societal experience. When each color is arranged, the viewer can feel these same feelings of the seasons that they are related to.

Value

value

Analysis: Value can be a powerful tool when showcasing not only the three dimensional aspects of an object, but also how an object can be moving in space. In this rendition of value, the forms not only start to compress toward the horizon line, but the value of the color of the form begins to darken. This insinuates that the color is itself also becoming compressed and less clear as it moves away from the viewer.

Form

form

Analysis: Form is generally made via three dimensional objects, however it can be created by the insinuation of form based on the shapes of an image. In this piece, shapes are used to show the three-dimensional properties of the shape as they foreshorten as if the object is rounded.

Texture

texture

Analysis: Texture is a powerful tool when you want to show the context of a shape or image. In this rendition of texture, the jagged shape is made to replicate that of shattered stained glass. The overlay of texture made outside of illustrator and imported allows the image to really start to feel as though the surface was painted. The square in the back of the shape is there to show opacity of the object and further strengthen that imagery of glass.

Space

space

Analysis: In this piece, two dimensional shapes are arranged in a way that show a perspective. As they layer on one another, they begin to start to compress as they get back to a vanishing point. This takes the two dimensional aspect of  the red circle, and begins to push it back into the page along with the blue square.

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