Elements of Shape.002
Project Scenario: This week will be focused on introducing you to the Elements of Shape and space. Like line and space, these elements are often ignored as carriers of a feeling. There is so much that you can do with a simple shape, and placing it in the right area of the document to use the space itself to communicate a message. This exercise will help you use shapes to create feeling and convey a message with the shape alone.
Project Objectives: Create multiple examples of the use of shape and volume to create feeling.
- Watch these videos
- Create three posters using guide lines in Illustrator to create 4 uneven divisions of each page. In other words, create 4 squares on each page, each square having different size and shape.
- In each square of each page, use the shape tools to create a shape that communicates feeling. Try to choose the feeling first, and then pick the square that most communicates that feeling to you. (19.02,3,7,8,9; 13.0)
- The shapes must all be BLACK AND WHITE ONLY!
- Use the text tool to label the feeling that is conveyed by each shape in each square.
- Save your work as epshape1-lastname.ai, epshape2-lastname.ai, and epshape3–lastname.ai in your Elements of Design folder.
- Create shapes that convey the following- Restful, bizarre, lonely, smart, nervous, expectant, creative. The other 5 boxes you can do your own feelings (if you want ideas, look in guidelines below)
- Computer Workstation
- Adobe Illustrator
- DesignLab Sandbox - Watch These Videos!!!
- Be sure that you always save to your Elements of Design folder. Use the names above so it’s easy to find.
- Try using the pathfinder and the filters to help create feeling- Create new shapes.
- Pay attention to the shape you’re creating, but also to the shape you’re leaving on the paper. Get familiar with negative and positive space.
- Learn how to use GOOGLE. It’s a great search engine.
- Need other feelings to convey? Try active, aggressive, slow, hurting, sad, afraid, captive, constrained, unrestrained, depressed, technological, orderly, elegant, or beautiful.
Evaluation: 3 pages with 4 uneven divisions, each containing a shape and an emotive descriptor.
505 - Demonstrate basic use of a vector-based drawing program (e.g. Illustrator).
512 - Organize and manage digital files.
602 - Apply Elements and Principles of Design