Monday, October 15

The Lowdown: 2D Desgin

2D Design, Matthew Monk
Wednesday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ok, so 2D-Design. The first day we had this class i ended up in the wrong building (i still confuse 20 Washinton Place with Prov-Wash all the time). With RISD, everything is basically what it sounds like--in 2D we study, well, two dimensional elements and how the relate to design, both in terms of form and function (yada yada yada). So let me catch you up on what we've been doing.
First off, my teacher, i swear to god:

Don Knotts


Billy Bob Thornton

But he's the nicest guy. in fact, i think he's my favorite teacher, he used to be the head of the graphic design department, but this is his first year teaching foundation students. Now the work--each week we have a project that we're working on, usually very graphic designed orientated, and in addition we have 15 drawings due based on a theme.

Week 1 Highlights
The first week we took 30 logos, and cropped them in order to abstract them, but make sure they retain their meaning. In addition, 15 drawings based on the theme of unusual resources. I only have a few sketchbook drawings, because, well, the cropped logos just werent worth scanning. People got really creative with their sketchbook pieces. I went out of my way to avoid using food so my sketchbook wouldnt smell, but that didnt stop some people. the weirdest stuff, my god.

Week 2 Highlights
We took the cropped logos from the first week, chose one to work with, and blew it up to approximately 30 inches, using black acrylic. Anyways, it had to be exact, and the final result is pretty cool in real life. Sorry the photo is awkward, it was hard to capture a piece that big in a room so small with no where to put it and no real lights. We then chose another single logo to work with, and had to do 25 "Create" and 25 "destroy" pieces based on the logo. You'd think this would be easy. But after like 10 destroys, youre like HOW THE FUCK ELSE CAN I DESTROY A LOGO. The sketchbook theme was repetition. Don't judge me on these, theyre typically done in one or two nights at 2:00 am in a flurry to get my homework done and into bed. D:

i'm not an angry person, i swear

Week 3 Highlights
We turned in our 25 create and 25 destroy, and then had to fix whatever we did poorly, I put a few up so you could get the idea. We also created these black and white geometric compositions all based on a single grid, using tracing paper. We had to do two series and two sequences, each containing 5 compositions. Again, this is the early part of the project and i didnt bother photographing them. Sketchbook theme of music.

this one is me at my artistic peak.

Week 4 Highlights
We took the 20 geometric compositions we did last week, chose one set and one sequence (1o compositions total) and cut them out of black and white museum board to make 6"x6" pieces. The sketchbook theme was color.

i am amazing.

So that's it so far, ill try to update each class weekly so you can see what's goin down. Anndd yeah, next class: Drawing

1 comment:

SNJ said...

Dude...your fuck picture is my desktop background now. This shits crazy good. I really liked the CNN one, and the last one. I wish I could draw.