This Blog is dedicated to the Foundations of Design course given by Mike Darnell at the HIT.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Exercise 1 - Static and Dynamic Compostions
Format One sheet of sketch paper 100cm*70cm Two sheets of Bristol paper 30cm*30cm
Requirements Using a pencil draw on a sheet of sketch paper, 100cm*70cm in size, a continuous line describing your trip to Israel.
Select one portion of the line that you feel is Static and one portion of the line that you feel is Dynamic.
Frame each section with a 25cm*25cm square drawn with a fine black pen on the sketch paper. Copy and enlarge these lines on two separate sheets of bristol 40cm*40cm in size using a black medium of your choice (pencils, pens, ink, brushes, etc.)
Notes Notice the relationship between your line and the format. The creation of a line also defines the space surrounding the line. Create a number of sketches for the line, test a number of options for each enlargement – display these trials as part of your presentation. Examine your creation from various distances – what effect does it achieve at different viewpoints?