Game piece set

Game piece set. Include sketch and paragraph about your imaginary game.

this was the original concept for my game pieces, but they proved to be too difficult for me since i have never used power tools before.

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so for the game itself, i combined chess and risk. when i first thought of it, i wanted to use all 6 pieces from a chess set, but i was unable to complete it with the time allowed and only came up with the 4 above. for this game i though that it would start with the pawns lined up together in the middle of the board and it is up to the players to move the pawns around to break through the defences of the opponent and eventually take down the other pieces to get to the king and queen’s pieces.  the goal is to take over your opponents half of the chess board and push all of their remaining pieces to the last line of the board. i imagined this being played on a regular chess board. each piece also has a different role. the pawn would be equal to 10 troops, while the knight would be 30 and the bishop 50. the castle pieces would require 100 pieces to be taken down and the kind and queen would be more. the idea is to outnumber your opponent and surround a piece of lesser value to defeat it and take it out of the game all together. (i really hope that made snese because it makes sense in my head)


String Theory

Post at least three photos of your string compositions, paired with your original photograph/s. What illusions of space and movement are dominant in your composition? Talk about your process a little since everyone handled the task slightly differently.

i think its pretty safe to say that none of my string compositions look like the actual photographs, but thats okay. with the first image i was playing with the frame and trying to make the stairs actually look like they’re coming out at you.  in the second image i tried my best to mimic the ceiling tiles, but it still looks flat. i had messed with it for a while and just couldn’t get it to look right, but i think thats because i only tried to mimic the tiles and not the rest of the room. in the final image i tried just to do the blue strip but it looked like a block so i though adding more lines to go to a vanishing point would help, and it did, but only a little.

2D Composition, Uncategorized


“How is composition different with digital tools compared to composing on paper? What are the pros and cons?”

depending on the assignment, digital tools can absolutely be far more helpful than any physical tool can be. for something like making the circles to depict the gestalt principles, digital tools, in my opinion, were more beneficial to making those designs successful. it was hard to use the template because the sized of the circles are so limited and once the circle was planted on he paper, it took a whole process to carefully erase it and place it somewhere else or make it larger or smaller. using the digital tools would have helped to speed up the process of trying to figure out a good composition before finalizing it. on top of all that, digital tools are helpful when working in small spaces, like a 2×2 square. zooming in on a particular point was very helpful to grab small objects or to make a certain part of the composition more precise.

of course there are cons to using digital tools as well. there’s always the nagging thought in the back of the head that says to save the document every few minutes just in case the application were to crash. what if it crashes before getting a chance to save? what then? at least with physical tools once the mark s made, it’s there to stay (unless erased of course). the other con to using digital tools that physical ones can provide is the ability to remain more organic. it can take a while to learn to use applications or programs and how to make patterns or colors or change shapes, where with a pencil and paper, one can just draw it out as imagined.