We have reached the last project for Foundation 2D. For this project, we are to create 12 image compositions (4 sets of 3), where one image representing yourself adds with another image that represents a situation which will then form another image.
Me + Situation = Imagined outcome
For this project also, we are finally allowed to use colour. With that said, we have to show our understanding of the use of colours and the colour theory in our compositions.
Different colours play a part in giving different meanings in design. It can be used as a symbol to represent different emotion in art.
- Red – used to represent danger, anger and violence. It can also be used to represent love and passion.
- Orange – used to represent creativity, passion, energy & endurance
- Yellow – Life, energy, hope, wisdom, happiness
- Green – Growth, health, envy, inexperience
- Blue – Calming, freshness, purity, hygiene
- Purple – Royalty, wealth, power
- Black – Death, mourning, witchcraft, evil, fear
- Grey – Boredom, decay, old age
- White – Peace, purity, goodness
Knowing all these, I will implement the colours into this assignment to represent the different emotions that are represented in each artwork (square).
So we are to look for 3 artists with styles that we could use in our works and pick one from the 3 that we would like to use as a reference.
I was planning to do digital collages for my works as I feel like trying that out and it would be interesting to see how it is used to represent the different elements in each composition.
The first digital collage artist that I found in Man Ray. I find that his works are mainly real images, somehow overlapped or manipulated with another image, creating a really interesting composition. Some of his works look like it is a double exposed photo.
Eventhough I think that his style looks great, I think it would be too much of an effort to recreate it into my compositions.
I really think John Stezaker’s works are unique to himself. Most of his works are a composition of two or more portraits or faces and combined seamlessly into one face or portrait.
As much as I think his works look great and unique to his own, I think it will be hard to express other elements in the composition that does not involve portraits or faces.
The last of the digital collage artists that I came across is Hannah Hoch. Her style of collage is mainly combining different cut-outs of images and creating another image from them or just creating a composition from it with each cut-out representing an element in the composition.
Hannah Hoch will be the artist reference that I will be using for my works because I feel that it is an interesting way to represent the elements in each composition and the overall look and feel gives a unique look to it.