Thursday, January 26, 2017
📝 CLASS NOTES 🎨
- Cut into your shapes with secondary shapes.
- Check tangents, and avoid putting things of interest exactly in the middle. Make sure your negative shapes aren't distracting.
- Make the 1, 2, 3, reads apparent and be distinctive about the differences between them.
- Repetition works in moderation, but make sure your details aren't too balanced.
- Emily Tip of the day: Going outside and looking at real trees helps, and doing a quick study of a real tree will help guide your hand towards what feels right on your imaginary trees. (Same applies to houses and props.)
- Trace over existing photos to learn the form language.
- Flip your images to double check how the shapes look from a different perspective.
- Look at Half Timber Houses and Cottages to inform your design, gather at least one page of cool reference that will inspire you.