I did put a lot of effort on this work and it was really fun doing it XD!!!!
The way of drawing with letters only is so inspiring for me that I suddenly was able to see from different aspects to try to make the piece special and impressive. For instance, it is easily to assume that most people can be led by “black birds” to draw on a white background; however beginning with a completely different background will definitely make the audience think. Not to mention that I did want to give my black bird a brand new meaning, in a positive impression. I considered a lot about the connection between this work too and finally decided to go with the following way.
I AM a little bit proud :P of the black bird I created (based on the image of a phoenix ///w///) and seriously speaking, I used nothing else for it but “i”s. It in fact came out itself, that all I was doing was just “option and drag”, then I saw the shape of its left wing surprisingly OvO. (hurry up check out my profile picture XD it has become my sign~~~~!!!!)
If anyone finds the “man” even only a little bit funny, plz tell me (lol) which would encourage me a lot. Since this design happened bcz I was not that confident about the face of the man and improved the body with this tricky way.
What I want to say most is that this project does open my eyes a lot for the possibilities of ART.
Also as for the technologies I learnt about AI are extremely useful.
LAYERS are very very important!!!!
As we all know that we need to make the letter an “object” first, I am pretty good at it already I think as each of us does for numberless repetition of this step. (Similar as “group/ungroup”)
NOT to use that little botton until the very last or else you will get plenty of strange shapes OvO. (hope there’s anybody understands what I’m saying)
It is just really a pity that I couldn’t be there during critiques TAT!!!!
This is my interpretation of 13 ways of looking at a black bird. I decided to use the number 3 and birds that is repeated throughout the composition.
This is my interpretation of 13 ways of looking at a blackbird. The way I made this piece is to visualize yourself looking out a window into the night. The big picture is the landscape and environment at night but if you examine closer you can see the attention to detail(cabin,shading,river).
After reading the poem for Blackbird I had many things run through my mind. Seeing the mountain in the eyes of a bird, or the three birds and the people during day and night with the feeling of the change of seasons. It feels as though I was able to picture every stanza in my own way. Using nothing but words to describe what was seen both in the poem and in this picture.
This is my first time drawing with letters and reading the poem. I did not realize how difficult it was because it takes a lot of creativity. I really enjoyed using the pathfinder because it was a new tool for me. I think I would try this method of drawing on my free time.
Who knew creating pictures with letters could be so hard? Here’s my depiction of the poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” with letters. Enjoy!
With this project, I found little difficulty looking for images within the simplicity of using only letters and the effect of black and white contrast. At first I wanted to try to incorporate images within the boxes in an orderly manner but then I realized I would rather expand what the picture would look like without any kind of borders.
Here’s my interpretation of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens. This image was created entirely with letterforms and glyphs to create a composition.
This was my first using only letters. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, because we had to manipulate the shapes into the images we wanted them to be. It took me a while to figure out how to make the tree and the carriage.
During this project I learned a lot about Illustrator that I didn’t know was there. The main thing I learned was the Pathfinder, it’s a great feature in my eyes because instead of just having objects all black you can make them white where the letters/numbers intersect. Also I never really thought about making objects out of letters/numbers, I think that’s a really cool way to make art, to be honest I never really thought of doing this.