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Symbol Value

For my Intro to Design class we’ve moved on to value, the relative lightness (black/white) of a color.  Our current assignment is to draw a portrait in grayscale, using various symbols to create value.  The strength, size, and proximity of the symbols control what value the end result is.

    See how the symbols such as asterisks, smiley faces, dollar signs, swirls, Xs and Os determine the value of their respective sections?  Up close we see them as individual pieces, but from afar we see the total image.


Comments on: "Symbol Value" (1)

  1. This technique reminds of how the Wall Street Journal used to present photos.

    I’m listening to Sarah Palin on another tab as I write this. That’s like having a knife stabbed into each eye.

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