NHS Designs

Quiz

Take the Picture This quiz.


Assignments

"Picture This" Slideshow:

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This slideshow does not have most of the text from the book. You may borrow the book to review in class.

Graphic Design Assignments

Assignment #1

Birds and Victim
Due: August 17

Playing with cut paper forces us to concentrate on the basic structure and on how this structure affects our emotions. But this is this basis for all our visual art forms, the foundation upon which the rest is built. Once you understand how these principles work with paper, you can use them in any medium. this is just the beginning.

Instructions

Image: a bird or birds attacking a victim

  1. Groups of three or four students
  2. Each student creates an separate image
  3. The group uses three colors plus white
  4. Scissors and colored paper only (no pencils!)
  5. Keep the shapes as simple as possible
  6. Avoid a realistic representation of body parts

Before you begin, ask yourself two sets of questions:

  1. SUBJECT AT HAND
    1. What is the essence of the person/creature/thing I want to represent?
    2. What specific elements in this situation evoke strong feelings in me?
    3. How can I accentuate these?
  2. EMOTIONS and PRINCIPLES
    1. What feeling do I want to evoke with this picture?
    2. What principles might I use to do this?

Keep returning to these questions when your picture doesn’t seem to be working.

Do not glue down the pieces until the whole picture really works.

“Okay” is not good enough.

Source: "Picture This: How Pictures Work" by Molly Bang


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