Design Project Closure
1. This project has taught me to think more outside of the box to try to create a design that can be related to the chosen artist, yet is still able to stand on its own. During critique I learned that though the composition is successful, it's a little too similar to the original and could have been better if their had been a different style with the same elements or arranged in a different manner.
2. I enjoyed how the project was set up because students had a little leeway in choosing their artist and making their own designs. If I could change anything I would have maybe done a half way critique where we look at everybody's designs in their sketch books and the group could help decide which designs work and make suggestions on what kinds of media to use.
3. My thoughts have changed about design because I've realized that a good design should incorporated a good composition. I was really inspired by Dick Burma because of his effortless simple yet cute pieces. He has taught me to try to simplify some of my designs, and that more is not always better in terms of composition.
4. I would try to make my design more unique and not so similar to Dick Burma's. I would also probably try to incorporate more of the junk mail by possible adding a layer underneath.