Composition and Design
The videos below cover the topics that you will need to write about for the essay assignment. The essay will not be due until the last day of our class, which is Thursday, June 5th
The essay project involves 2 sections: a writing section and a drawing section portion
You should complete the drawing study first, as it is designed to make the writing much easier.
Watch the lecture video below on Composition and Design and read the handout on composition before beginning the drawing study.
You may need to review the video multiple times as well as read the handout a few times.
Even though the completed essay/drawing study project is not due until the last day, you will still need to begin the drawing study this week and email your progress this week so that I can give you feedback.
Drawing Study– Choose 1 image from the Master Composition link below and complete three small composition studies of that image. See the demo video for the specific layout and format of the composition drawing studies.
REMEMBER THIS IS A COMPOSITION STUDY, NOT A DIRECT COPY DRAWING
Essay- Due to the increased stress of our current situation I have decided to shorten the minimum length of the essay to 3 pages (typed, double spaced) However, you can go beyond 3 pages if you want.
Write an essay on how the elements and principles of design are working in the image that you used for the composition drawing. Focus on how the elements and principles are used and how they influence each other in the image. Do not write the definitions of the elements and principles in the essay, assume the reader knows the definitions of them but does not know how the principles and elements are being used by the image. Explain to the reader how they are used and how they affect each other in the image.