Design's Fundamentals

  • Framing/cropping: Done with geometric shapes using copic pens.
  • Tessellation: One shape creates the pattern/design for the whole image. Drew, cut, and pieced together rough stencils until finalized (Photos above). Trying to give it the pop art and Southern California sense, I used fluorescent gel pens with black copics. Familiar shapes of Southern California: sun, buildings, and palm trees. Inspired by M.C. Escher/Andy Warhol.
  • What started out as a tessellation project turned out to be unrelated shapes connected by placement/geometric patterns.
  • Rapidograph Skills: This exercise was to improve skills with the rapidograph/copic pen. Using a 12-square grid to showcase textures of the ocean and images of shells to surround the grid, this became the final image.
  • The Line: The goal was to use surrounding shapes and white space to indicate a line/lines without drawing an the actual line The above three images are in succession.


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