Design Studio: Concepts and Narratives, Week 2 Complete

⚠️This post is 7 years old, please view details on older post content.

Week 2 of Design Studio: Concepts and Narratives is complete. In week 2 we focussed on tracing and rendering.

The activities for this week were very interesting and we learned of the importance of being able to trace and render effectively. As a professional designer, you need to be able to replicate imagery correctly as well as to have a full understanding of the form and structure of the image you are copying. Before this week, I had not attempted to trace and render, and each work that we had to complete was very detailed and took between 3 – 5 hours. We also created a light box, which gives you a very clear light to capture all the details as correctly as possible.

The process was also something that took some adaption as well. With tracing I had a tendency to want to do complete outlines, where a space should be left to avoid blotting. With rendering, I found that many times my pressure holding the marker would increase the bleed.

Here are some examples of my tracing and rendering.

IMG_7841 IMG_7848 IMG_7858

IMG_7860 IMG_7863 IMG_7872

We also had an optional exercise to create a collage and to also trace and render it. I found that this was a great way to continue to practice.

IMG_7876 IMG_7880 IMG_7884 IMG_7885

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.