Visual Language

Visual Language Week 10

Today we had a lecture on Semiotics

The shortest definition of Semiotics is the study of

  • Signs
  • Dyadic Model
  • Tryadic Model
  • Advertising
  • Positive & Negative

We had a 10% assessment during our tutorial. We were asked to represent a popular figure in a “Good” or “Evil” manner visually (based on our Photoshop tutorial from last week). I choose to do an evil Terminator Amy Winehouse.



Visual Language Week 9

In todays Lecture we looked at the Gestalt principles of perception

  • Similarity
  • Continuation
  • Closure
  • Proximity
  • Figure & Ground
  • In the lab we had a photoshop tutorial. We made a good and an evil Louis Walsh.



    Visual Language Week 8

    Today our lab and lecture in Visual Language was cancelled and instead we created Willow Sculpture’s with Artist and Horticulturalist, Breda Marron. Me and Jack’s was the best. Emma and Kelly Ann made the head. Stephen helped a bit too but it’s me and Jacks work of art. 😀

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    Visual Language Week 7


    In the Lecture we looked at the golden mean and the rule of thirds. We also looked at design principles

    • space
    • balance
    • movement
    • proportion
    • contrast
    • emphasis
    • unity
    • simplicity

    In the lab we took the photo’s for our photo-story assignment in teams.

    My team:

    • Robert McCann
    • Mark Power
    • Nicholas Kilduff.

    Scratch and Sniff

    Visual Language Week 6

    To facilitate the support of the ITB annual Graduation Ceremony our class on Friday the 7th of November was cancelled.

    Visual Language Week 5

    Today in visual language we learned the basics of photoshop. We played with filters and image adjustments.

    Visual Language Week 4: The Botanic Gardens

    This week we didn’t have a lab or lecture instead we went on a field trip to the botanic gardens. It was our first assignment. We had 5 exercises to do in the space of an hour.

    Exercise 1:Contour Drawing

    Exercise 2: Blind Contour Drawing

    Exercise 3: Negative Space

    Exercise 4: Texture Thumbnail Sketches

    Exercise 5: Pattern