My 4 sketches for the design of the book cover. I had to make different sketches to try and find the right design that reflected my flip book. Mad helped me with a concept that reflected my flip book with changes made to making some of the words look like tape and the word WALL look like it was written on tape. I chose to write my letters with a San Serif with wide lettering and the word WALL done in black with shading towards the bottom. Instead of writing the word fly I chose to draw a fly instead. Let me point out that this was a long process of taking photos of these images and creating a book out of the 40 images. Each of these photos were done with a app that allowed up to take it in video format but slowed the frame rate down to grab each image. Once my cover was finished, I bounded the book with PVA glue. I collated and clamped the pages together and filed score marks across the side of the spine and used PVA glue to secure them together. This is called a perfect bind. Once it was fully assembled and you flip through the book like in the video, you can see the persistence of vision, you can sense the flow, like a video. Just like time lapse photography, where you take so many images per second.
I had to find an idea that was time based and create an informational design. I chose to do the moon cycle with dimensions of 24x36 inches. This has been my process, so far.
This is a inspired piece from Hockney's Joiner. I worked on this with Kendall, we had to review how to do this and I took about 60 photos to get this final piece. I was able to take a quicker approach by setting up my Photoshop file better. I created a matte with all the 3x3 cut outs and I was able to place photos underneath that layer. This allowed me to arrange them in the correct way that looked aesthetically pleasing. That gave me more unity and variation that looked scanned across. Craftsmanship was equally important, the layout on the paper meant no gridded pencil lines could show, which was difficult because of using PVA glue. The most difficult part of this project was trying to achieve a Chiaroscurro lighting effect. We had one light source to use but others in Gallery 10 also had lights that filled in the shadows to Kendall. While I know there are many projects to do, since this involved photography, I felt very comfortable with this. Some of the vocabulary learned was:
Line, Shape and Form, Space and Perspective. All of which you can see were important aspects to this project.
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My First Post
My Name is Steve Gonzalez, coming back to school after a lot of years. I am determined to get this done. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it.