With my linear day I wanted to create a crazy chaotic day. When coming with ideas, I thought about what could lead to a crazy day. The idea of the theme of psychedelics came to mind to representing how my insomnia looks like and so I chose to do something with drugs and seeing things and opening the mind. When coming with transitions, I had to think things to work great for transitioning to another while still keeping the story going. Elements that stand out the most is the lines, The page with the mushrooms and the page with the tree represent the idea of taking the mushroom and hallucinating.
The first photo was done during class time, I was to listen to music and draw as I listened. The piece turned out abstract. I was to crop it to a 4×4 and then duplicate it into a 16×16 exactly. The second and third photo is the replicas of the 4×4.
To test out my different mediums of drawing utensils, I had drawn 5 boxes. Each box represent a different shade of the materials. Starting from the left to right, it goes from lightest to darkest. The materials used in order from top to bottom are drawing pencils, charcoal, fine tip pen, and watercolor pencils.
The Book of Hours is a very busy piece of art. There are many elements consisting throughout the art piece. The first thing that catches the eye is the center which is the picture with the building and the women. The building in the center creates depth which creates the feeling of a three-dimensional feeling. The perspective of the building can make it seem like different viewpoints and angles. The way the wording and the picture in the center are places creates asymmetrical balance to the page. The bottom corners the people create an asymmetrical palace to the page.The patterns on the outside on the rim has a variety of warm and cool colors. The shapes create a repetition of patterns and rhythm.
The Persian Miniatures has a repetition of the organic shapes for the clouds which turns into a smoke like pattern. With all of the people around the edge, their heads are pointing the middle making the focus in the center. The focus in the center the person is a lot bigger than everything else which and unbalance of proportion. With the unbalance of proportion in different areas can create unity al throughout the page. Along with the worded boxes on opposite corners evens out the symmetrical balance.
The book of Kells has a lot more repetition of shapes which creates patterns. the bird on the circle shapes all point to the person in the center. The main focus of the page is the center. With the person have a bigger proportion means there is a bigger importance while the further you get from the center the objects get smaller emphasizing their importance. The people on the page has a similarity to the paintings during the Byzantine time period. The colors of the pages all tie together creating harmony.
The essay,”Self Reliance” by Emerson was about going with the instincts and ideas rather than going with outside influences and ideas. “Act singly, and what you have already done singly will justify you now. Greatness appeals to the future. If I can be ﬁrm enough to-day to do right, and scorn eyes, I must have done so much right before as to defend me now. Be it how it will, do right now”(Emerson 8). This quote had stuck out to because it not only saying that the past will define who you are as a person but the future will help achieve greatness. What to already have been achieved by someone and have people notice for the good or the bad means there was a change to be made. The choices that have been mad or will be made can be backed up with confidence and the feeling of doing the right thing .