Basic Design: Figure-Ground exercise

March 23, 2009

Class: 1551 Basic Design (freshman level, pre-entry to the Graphic Design program)

Exercise (in class): Figure-Ground Reversals

Requirements:
Create a 4-inch square composition that shows figure-ground reversal. Use abstract shapes (non-representational) and fill the entire picture plane. Outline shapes with a technical pen and fill in larger areas with plaka, gouache or india ink.

Figure-Ground exercise

Figure-Ground exercise

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