For Week 11, Assignment 4: Transparent Illusion – stickers (4/14)

Ask yourself these questions:
-How would you create the illusion that images placed on a window are part of the scenery behind them?
-What subject matter would you create?
-How would you use your way of drawing lines and mark-making? How heavy and dark do your lines need to be to show up? Can you fill in black areas to create impact?
-What dictates the subject matter? (You can draw anything you choose as long as there is a relationship to what you see through the window.)
-How would you determine the scale of the transparent drawings? (The prototypes will assist you) Please note, as indicated below, that the sticker sheets are 28″ long x 1″ high at minimum. If you choose a larger height, it will cost you more.

PLEASE NOTE (Enlarge the video, so it plays from the beginning)

STEPS to FOLLOW (shown in the video)
1. First – choose any window(s) of any size with any view you like best.
2. Next – finalize five black and white drawings.
Note: ALL  FIVE IMAGES will be translated into transparent stickers. They can be created by hand or digitally.
3. Then – prototype the drawings by sketching them in a black sharpie marker on top
of acetate or other transparent paper and placing the pages onto one or more windows.
Create the drawings in different sizes to play around with scale.
4. Lastly – Take photos of the window(s) with the prototypes in place.

You will be given time in class to make revisions to your drawings and finalize your images in Illustrator. Please be sure to have a photo of the window so that I can review all of the elements you are putting together to make your final images.

-Your five black and white drawings to show in person
-A photo of the prototypes over your chosen window. 
(You can bring the prototypes in as well.)
-Your  computer with Adobe Illustrator
The cost is $2.00 for a 28″ x 1″ sheet. Larger sizes will cost more. Several drawings can fit on one strip. You can also share your sticker space with another student.

I look forward to seeing your drawings, prototypes, and photos!

You can always ask me questions via email for clarity. 

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor Associate Director First Year First Year Electives Coordinator Parsons The New School for Design Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator. Creator of custom made clothing and accessories line.
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