Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Shape Form Demo
Many artists seem to think that shape and form live independently from one another in terms of design. Shape drive design being limited to more graphic iconic style and form being more volumetric and three dimensional. When in reality they are not separate but work in conjunction with one another. As designers move into more form related styles they tend to forget about shape....and so even in more volumetric design, shape is very much a part of that world. To demonstrate I took a strong graphic shape and using that shape I designed a more iconic graphic character with cartoony texture and humorous stylized application and then using the same exact shape I designed a more volumetric three dimensional character. Using lighting I developed the forms and planes within that strong two dimensional shape. Its important to have a strong silhouette or two dimensional shape in any design you do then once you grab the viewers attention you can bring out the form with lighting and descriptions of volume or simply apply textures and motifs in a more graphic,iconic, and stylized manner. I did this for my students to demonstrate this idea as they move away from the iconic graphic assignment to a more form 3 dimensional assignment to not forget about pushing shapes and to pay mind to strong silhouettes and readability.