An archive of visual dialogue.

Designologue

Theme
Rhythm
Initiator
bearskinrug
Conspirator
jel3
A vintage image
Previous Theme
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bearskinrug

I will reserve comment until requested - I don’t wish to influence jel’s reply in any way beyond the image and the theme.

16 years ago, March 3, 2003
inman

I’ll respect that and save my comments until his response. Nice image though.

bearskinrug

nah, don’t worry about it. You can comment - I just wanted to see what happens…

jel3

great start bearskin I love the use of yellow and the negative space. the line work simple at the same time bold. when I started I didn’t want to go too far from what you’ve set into action. this theme could implie that we work in rhythm to produce the out come not by trying to over do each image and also line work was a good way to go because direction is in a sense an aspect of rhythm. i think we’re off to a good start.

16 years ago, March 4, 2003
bearskinrug

Hmm - that’s an interesting take, jel. I like the idea of little adjustments to the overall image. So many designologues seem to lose the initial image’s appearance and feel. I shall ponder, and return with image 3…

inman

First image: I was thinking very charlie brown. Which made me think jazz. Which made me think of those rhythmic black lines as the stems of notes. Dig.

jel3

yeah on the first image I kept thinking piano hammers or some sort of percussion instrument.

cowpiesurprise

I really like where this is going.

glorymachine

I like this DSLNG. Lines sometimes say more than pictures can.

bearskinrug

Alright jel, image 3 posted. I wanted to keep a good percentage of the designologue’s existing personality, and not stray too far with color or proportion. I also liked the idea of working in small increments, forming a rhythm between one another by treating the image in equal amounts.

But I also had an initial plan heading into this designologue, and certain goals I wished to accomplish in adherence to the theme.

Put that all together - along with the usual desire to create something somewhat pleasing to the eye - and that’s what guided this image.

16 years ago, March 5, 2003
bharper

thats cute… how those little black lines are nestled into the yellow like a but cheek..

bearskinrug

Hmm - I didn’t notice that… But MAN that’s hot!

Aarseth

Nice. Despite being so simple, these images all seem very well thought out.

coldfire

This almost reminds me of an exquisite corps. Though astheticly i am not in to the 3rd image but I like how it is progressing. Interesting twist then what I perdicted the 3rd one would be.

mrshape

img 03 is excellent, i like how the evolution is preserving some of the original attributes and adding more to the visual conversation…

jel3

or bear sorry i’m such a retard and haven’t gottin this post sooner…. yeah i’m a dick.

16 years ago, March 14, 2003
bearskinrug

I’ll be honest, jel - I didn’t expect to hear from you! I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see this!

jel3

yeah i’m sorry about that but i’m on top of shit now so game on!

bearskinrug

awesome

bearskinrug

Okay… Rhythm defined by surface texture…

16 years ago, March 17, 2003
inman

Nice, very subdued. The icon you isolated from the previous image is very aphex…

bearskinrug

Thank you, kind sir!

What does aphex mean?

bharper

thats fukin sweet…#5 is alive

inman

Aphex as in Twin, which is basically “Richard D James…the alpha male of electronica, a sinewave surfer and synthesiser symbiant…”

But the comment was based on a similarity to the A logo (which I guess isn’t all that similar).

mrshape

looks like i am looking through a polygon window ;)

jel3

i like getting dizzy….

16 years ago, March 18, 2003
jel3

textured so that it can breath

bearskinrug

That’s gorgeous, jel! Great job!

inman

Every designologue has a fingerprint - this is what it looks like. I dig it jel3.

inman

It even has a beautiful thumbnail…no pun intended. Now that I mention it, so did the first image.

jel3

i was thinking along the lines of cleavage but that’s just my disposition….

mrshape

i love the detail jel..simply beautiful.

bearskinrug

At the risk of sounding like a windbag, i’m gonna explain what I’ve been trying to do here…

At the start of this designologue, I established a rhythm of A:A:B, which I would then try to apply to all images. How I chose to do that was by taking an element from the previous image, repeating it twice, and then flip-flopping it on the third ‘beat’. That established an underlying rhythm to tie all the pieces together, and left me free to try and explore the concept in other ways (be it in surface texture, repeating forms, or - in the case of image 07 - implied agitation and activity).

My hope was that for whatever Jel gave me - i.e. photo, vector art, 3d art - this formula could be applied throughout to make a successful image. (I would have clued you in earlier, jel, but I didn’t want to influence your interpretation of rhythm in any way) It’s a shame we only got to do four images, because I’d have liked to explore this more…

16 years ago, March 19, 2003
bharper

this is a great one… i love the painterly style here.. sweetio..

RevDrLuv

5 through 7 are all amazing. Very beautiful work. Even though they are less obvious, (and maybe because of…) I think these illustrate rhythm more effectively.

inman

Cheers! If you both want to continue just start another designologue (Rhythm - The Second Measure or something like that?), and incorporate jel3s final image in your first image and you’re off again. Don’t forget to link it here if you do!

fashionvictim

This is by far one of my most favorit designologues. The use of color, texture, and motion are really quite beautiful. This is such a nice change and a really interesting examination of sound through visual communication. I really hope to see a part 2!

jel3

i’m down for a round 2 but i gotta figure this one out first…hmmmmmmm

Aarseth

Bearskinrug: Well done! I hadn’t caught on to your concept until you explained it. Very very cool idea.

This last image seems to stray quite a bit from the smooth “sounds” of the other images. It’s like you’ve been grooving to some really slick tunes, and suddenly there’s a cymbal crash! An explosion, and slowly it returns to the original mood. The colors reflect the mood returning, the black is the groove that just got splattered against the wall.

bearskinrug

Thanks, Aarseth! (blush)

jel3

contrast, texture and i’m spent…

16 years ago, March 27, 2003
jel3

Our interpretations varied but I think in the end they came together in “rhythm” like beat matching… I think the progression of the images viewed together show a rhythm…

bearskinrug

Good finish jel! And I like that interpretation of how the images work with one another, falling into Rhythm…

inman

Where’s my part two?

zdoob

i love images 5 and 6. i think they’re two of the most visually appealing pieces on this site.

Basseq

Personally, my favorite is number 1. Simple, striking… and one helluva statement.

tsguitar

IMG 07 is the Bombay! I want to steal it for my Web site background, but then I’d be too much like Stan (I write that as if I’m in on the inside joke about his name or something).

I like the splattered ink and the way the yellow-orange-red background fades together. And I like how IMG 07 is almost a “stopped” version of IMG 06. The only think I don’t like about 07 is in the bottom middle of the screen. The fade of the black smudge on top of the bit of red smudge there…something looks off with the way those two smudges interact, as if the black is on top of the red or something. It just doesn’t look right to me.

This is a great image. Is this all done on your computer or is it done with paper and ink and you scan it in? I keep meaning to post questions about artistic technique on here…

mRk

what an eloquent conversation here. i thouroughly enjoyed listening in. ThX