The second Texture this week is Rough. This close up of some tree bark is probably the best picture I took that fit this texture.
Art confession. I love brushes with texture. Like mm this is a good brush but you know what would make it even better. Some fuckin TEXTURE. Gotta make that line all crinkly up inside oooh yeahhh
Texture for Blender Suzanne!! For anyone who wants some pretty texture to test things on
Never forget from where you came…
E. Menon in Glitch Artists Collective,
Truth Not Yet Spoken III, James Usill, 2021
This week, I noticed how the objects simple designs in the Rams documentary were beautiful. The simplicity aimed to create a calming energy. This calming energy is quite lacking in our modern day. The exact opposite of simplicity is extremely prevalent within the constant bombardment of social media and advertisements. I believe the object simplicity helps our mental health and the earth. When designing simply, we create designs that honour our planet’s finite resources. We only use what we need to make our designs. This idea is so crucial moving forward to sustain our planet. Another idea to consider is evaluating a designs lifecycle using simplicity. Because if you simplify your materials, understanding your design lifecycle will be easier. I really wanted to emphasize the manifestos simplicity. Adding so much negative space to this manifesto was a little daunting but intentional to get my point across. I was thrilled that simple and sustainable were able to use the same letter to reinforce their similarities. The difficulty part about this manifesto was finding the correct image to insert into the word sustainable. I had to find the correct balance between a good amount of texture, legibility, and contrast. I used a different photo for the large S then the remaining word sustainable. I did this because the large S was able to retain more detail while still being legible. Whereas for the remaining letters, the type lacked good contrast to the background. Instead, I changed that same photo several ways in Photoshop. I found an image with detail and a lighter shade for increased contrast. This image fits really well with sustainability because the image emphasizes that trees live hundreds and hundreds of years. Each fine ring creating this texture represents an entire year of tree growth! I find trees remind me how truly important sustainability is. Trees are a living plant and resource that humans definitely take more than they can regenerate. By designing simply, we can encourage a good design process and healthy home.
in Pixel var~693, @jbfriquet, 2021