Friday, September 25, 2009


It simply means how clearly something can be read and contrast is the key to it. Here is my example and I would welcome any rankings from 1 to 5, where 1 is the most and 5 is the least legible.

Simultaneous Contrast

If the eye becomes over-stimulated by a single colour, the eye will attempt to balance it and will pick up a opposite of that color for any neutral area nearby that hue. I've used two different hues but the same gray for the background surrounding the butterfly. According to theory, I should see the opposite colors of these hues in the gray areas. What do you see?

Color Context

I think this was the most trickiest part for me in this assignment. I have had hard times to choose my colours in my pattern to apply color context to it. Colour context simply means a colour will look different when placed aganist various colours. Although they are the same, they may appear different, like more or less bright when they placed near other colors.

Here is the tail wings and the frame of the big wings in the first and second have the same hue, saturation and brightness values. I think small, tail wings worked well but still not sure about the big wings. It's not the best but I think I have fairly achieved my goal. Any comments are welcome! :)

Color Theory: Advancing/Receding & Vibration

Colours have advancing (means they appear closer) or receding (means appear farther away) quality. In other words, intense, brighter, warm (red, yellow, orange) colours come forward but less intense, cool (blue, green, purple) colours and darker values recede into the background.

Here is the theory; "Adjacent colours will vibrate if they are highly saturated (vivid) and roughly the same value (brightness or intensity)" But the vibration effect would be pronounced more with the complementary colours (the colours sitting opposite to each other in the colour wheel).

The first one above is my example for advancing/receding part and the second one is for vibration. I think vibration works well, but I am not sure whether I've achieved the goal for the first part or not. What u think?

Color Theory: Warm & Cool Temperature

Colours can be compared in terms of warm to cool. Cool colours contain blues, greens, violets and any colour steps in between. Warm colours more tend to be reds, oranges and yellows.

In this part of the assignment, I tired to create the same tile but 2 different versions, changing only their colours to demonstrate warm and cool temperature. I think this was the easiest step for me, the rest was more tricky. I was working on a butterfly pattern tile in the class. So, here is my warm and cool temperatures.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Eastside Culture Crawl: Visual Arts Festival

Hey guys,

The Eastside Culture Crawl (ECC) is an annual FREE 3-day visual arts festival involving artists in their studios who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront.

You can find the details in the post cards beside, but the dates for this year is:

NOV 20: 5pm to 10pm
NOV 21 + 22: 11am to 6pm

Luckily, I have got a chance to be part of this event this year under the Octopus Studios and will be showcasing some of my works on print. Please check when you have time! I'll be reminding when the event gets closer, but mark it down in your calendars too. I would love to see you there!