Design I // Value

For Design I’s fourth project, we focused on value. Students chose a photograph, magazine ad, or calendar photo, and were challenged to extract color from their chosen area, leaving only value. They painted 20–25% of the photo with white, black, and grey acrylic paint, following the original values so closely that their painted shape fit seamlessly on top of its unpainted photograph. This challenge was much like a “paint-by-number” activity. If a well-done solution is photographed or Xeroxed in black and white, it should be difficult to distinguish the area painted in greys from the original.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

Section4_Janae-Shannon_Value

by Janae Shannon

Section4_Kimberly-Kazmark_Value

by Kimberly Kazmark

Section4_Lexi-Bennett_Value

by Lexi Bennett

Section4_Paige-Davis_Value

by Paige Davis

Section5_Samantha-Marshall_Value

by Samantha Marshall

Section5_Laken-Beasley_Value

by Laken Beasley

Section5_Wes-Edgeworth_Value

by Wes Edgeworth

Design I // Value

Fall 2016: For Design I’s fifth project, we focused on value. Students chose a photograph, magazine ad, or calendar photo, and were challenged to extract color from their chosen area, leaving only value. They painted 20–25% of the photo with white, black, and grey acrylic paint, following the original values so closely that their painted shape fit seamlessly on top of its unpainted photograph. This challenge was much like a “paint-by-number” activity. If a well-done solution is photographed or Xeroxed in black and white, it should be difficult to distinguish the area painted in greys from the original.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

anna-terry_value

by Anna Terry

ashtyn-carpenter_value

by Ashtyn Carpenter

haley-lawrence_value

by Haley Lawrence

karleigh-harfst_value

by Karleigh Harfst

megan-henry_value

by Megan Henry

meghan-norman_value

by Meghan Norman