Friday, March 2, 2012

Color Week

Color, Color and more Color! 

This past week was all about experimenting and discovering different values, hues, colors and intensity.  Some of the many concepts concentrated were figuring out what the visual middle mix would be if two colors were combined, primary colors, secondary colors, contrasting colors, and becoming familiar with the power color has.

Going from right to left: This picture shows all of the projects of the week that were assigned going in order of the week. The top square is the first assignment we had that involved picking two colors and a mix of the colors in the middle.  The next is a "T" with two colors and their mix in the middle.  The middle picture is of a different squared colors with the corners showing what the mix would be with the middle square.  The triangle is three tipped colors with the mix in the middle while the last is a gradation of colors to create a color pallet.  For the diamond, the top is a "light" color, the bottom is a "shade" color while the two side points are primary red and blue.  Within the boarder are the different mixes that each color would create if visually mixed. 

Our final project combined last weeks Light Week with this weeks color week.  I recreated my light box in a 4X4X12 scale and our goal was to strategically use color in some way to enhance our overall design.  My objective was to continue the idea of repetition and gradation from my first project. To do this, I picked the orange off my pallet of colors and started with the lightest shade, gradating to the darkest, brightest shade of orange.  I then placed these colors on each opening of squares in my light box while also enclosing the hole slightly as it goes back.  This shows the gradation concept because not only are the colors gradating from light to dark going front to back, but the viewing hole is also gradating from big to small as it retracts.  This effect makes your eye travel through the entire box to the back and creates a focused line of sight.  On the top, gradation is also achieved because the front box is completely open on the top, the second box is slightly visable through slats on the top while the third box is completely closed.  This also translates within the box as the light itself gradates light to dark as it preceeds through the box.

Repetition was repeated in groups of three.  Three boxes with three distinct tops with three distinct viewing points represented by the colors. 

Although this box was originally created to be a light box, the smaller scale did not allow my light to be defined very clearly. My effect is still seen in the far left picture but the color is the true focal point. 

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