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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Design work - ch 9

This design chapter begins by examining gradual colour combinations of two colours.

9.1
 I chose the magenta but couldn't decide on the other colour.  I tried a rich green (bottom row in 9.1) but the combinations proved too dark.  A yellow (middle row) gave bright combinations but I went with the lime green (top row) as I liked the browner combinations.

So here are initial swatches of these colour combinations:
9.2
9.3
9.4 weaving of strips
I made A4 sheets of these colours as backgrounds using sponging and general washes and played around with 'patches' of these swatches on these backgrounds.
9.5 reverses the colour transition of the background .
9.5
 9.6 plays with the two end colours on lime green - stark shapes.
9.6
9.7
9.10
 9.11 and 9.12 show the difference between a cooler (predominantly green background) and a warmer background for the same motifs
9.11
9.12
The motifs become a little lost on a busy background of the same colours (9.13)
9.13
One of these colours, magenta selected here, was used to prepare tonal sheets using white and dark grey.  Strips and blocks were cut from these sheets and replaced.

9.14
9.15
And with the addition of an original swatch motif (9.16)- interesting but the hue of the background has changed too much in the photocopying stage I feel to connect with the motif.

9.16
Section B then takes these colour combinations and develops shape into the designing process.  Initially I played with my slip shapes from previous chapters and the tonal sheets of magenta. I got a bit carried away with a photocopier, rearranging shapes and taking photos so I've edited the work with the following selected shots.  9.17 and 9.18 show subtle lines of slip shape with the tonal changes.

9.17
9.18

Then clearer contrasts in tone in the following photos:

9.19
9.20
 A change in slip shape:
9.21
A variation in size of the slips:

9.22
9.23
A background was prepared using the slips as masking stencils to create white shapes, then offset to different extents with various slips as in 9.24 and 9.25
9.24

9.25
I particularly like the graphic 3D block look of the last design.  The rest of the chapter concentrates on 3D designing but will follow in another post.

4 comments:

Max the Lobster said...

Great colour combinations

sharon young said...

Fabulous colour pallet, very zingy and modern.

Catherine said...

Love your colours!!

JaneO said...

Great colours I particularly like 9.17 and 9.18.