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Final Reflection June 10, 2010

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I.  Hue is the actual color (Yellow, Red, Blue, etc).  I really learned a deal about Hue in our Color Wheel project.  It really helped me understand how all of the colors work together and how they compliment eachother.

Saturation is the intensity of a color.  In the emphasis problem I used saturation to emphasize my focal point in the project.   We also used saturation a great deal in our repeat pattern problem.  In each palette we had to use a given saturation, as well as follow the guidelines for value and contrast.  I think that it made it very difficult and challenged us on all levels.

Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.  The value scale project at the very beginning of the quarter helped me to understand how many values there really are.  The 10 line composition project was a challenge for me.  It was interesting to see how color and value correspond.  At the time I had a pretty hard time matching the color values to the gray values however, if I had the chance to do it again now I think I would do much better. 

II.  I think I learned the most from the 10 line composition project.  It really helped me look at value and color critically.  It was very challenging for me at first, but after more experience throughout the quarter I think I have really begun to grasp the concept.  Given the chance to do it again, I think I would be able to do a much better job now.

III.  My favorite project would probably be the transparency.  Although it was very overwhelming due to the amount of steps involved,  I really liked the branding aspects to it.  I really think it helped me to seek out inspiration from the ads rather than just come up with a random idea off the top of my head.  I liked that we were able to use our creativity a little bit differently with this project as well.


April 15, 2010

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Yellow Orange


Red Orange


Red Violet


Blue Violet


Blue Green


Green Yellow


Color and Black & White Photographs April 8, 2010

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I picked this pattern because I love the colors in it.  The mix between the bright colors and the black make for interesting contrast.  In the black & white photo there are atleast eight values.

I choose this pattern because it is one of my favorite dresses.  The black & white photo has seven values.

I choose this pattern because the flowers have some shading to them rather than just being a flat color.  I felt that this would create more values when the picture was converted to black & white.  The photo in black & white has approximately 15 values.


Questions 1 & 2 April 1, 2010

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Question 1: As a student beginning a ten-week period of color theory study, what do you hope to learn from the class? What are your initial hopes and expectations?

In Color Theory I hope to gain an understanding of the functions and elements of color.  Being a retail merchandising major, I also hope to gain a better understanding of color combinations in order to aesthetically please consumers.  Lastly, I hope to improve on my artistic skills and be able to develop my ideas on to paper.

Question 2: Given your placement as a student, who is about to begin a quarter of studying color, how do you read this image? What do you think is going on in the colorwheel, and what do you think Andy Warhol is doing in his illustration of Goethe in hyper color in different combinations?

As a student just beginning my studies in color theory I read the images as a unique way to interpret the colorwheel.  The pictures of Goethe slowly transition through the color wheel as the eye continues to read the image clockwise. The first picture plays off of the warmer colors such as red and orange and continues to move through the color wheel until reaching the last picture that plays off of cooler colors such as violet and blue.