Sunday, April 12, 2009

San Francisco Cityscapes

We had a landscape/cityscape assignment in my composition class. I tried focusing on the designed and geometric aspect of the city, playing up the repetitive and primitive shapes found in our neighborhood and cities elsewhere. Had a lot of fun with these, and it is a revelation to truly understand the importance of composition.

Tried out a square canvas for the first time. My intent for this one was for the eye to move around as much as possible, not creating too strong of an area of emphasis anywhere.

In this one I was playing more with the use of color contrast as a means to lead the eye into a strong area of emphasis, which you hopefully find to be around the person with the umbrella. Again without the eye getting to stuck.