- Read the pages and links in the module, in particular Radial Balance only, and Visual Elements of Design – Point, Line, and Shape Visual Elements of Design – Value, Color, and Texture
- Use 3 sizes of an alphabetical letter of your choice (you have freedom to choose both the letter and the font you like. Just be sure to use a letter of an alphabet that you either speak/read/write or to which you are otherwise strongly connected. Basically don’t pick Arabic just because you like the shape of the letter if you don’t speak/write/read Arabic)
- You can have them printed on stock paper, or draw them and glue and paste them on light cardboard/card stock (thickness of a manila envelope should be enough), or print/draw them on regular paper and use velum/tracing paper to reproduce them multiple times.
- The three sizes should be: Large/Medium/Small, with their difference in size clearly visible. The shape of the letters should be the exact same, just the size different. Like so:
6. You will need to post a pic of the 3 letters (stencils or printed) in the discussion board
7. First draw a 11.5” x 11.5” square in which you will set your composition. You will KEEP this "frame" and you will have your design inside of it. You might have it drawn with a thin or a larger marker, your choice.
8. You will need to create a radial design by taking the letter form you chose and rotating it around a common center. TIP: Find that center by lightly tracing two diagonals from the corner of your square, and maybe even two more lines, as a cross. All 4, or better yet 8, lines should meet at a common center.
9. Your final composition should be in white pencil or white ink only (make sure you erase all pencil marks) on black paper (I will provide that)
10. Eliminate clutter, and make sure that your work is precise and free from smudges or sloppy craftsmanship – Make sure to erase all pencil marks!
10. Final composition is to be done on the black paper in white marker or pencil.
11. There should be nothing but the letters.
12. Take pictures of your work in progress as you will be including them in your submission. The series of intermediate steps (minimum 3) to illustrate your work progress don’t need to be perfect, just show your steps. One of your intermediate sketches’ photos needs to have a ruler or something that will show the suggested paper size Only the intermediate steps can be casually photographed, your project needs to be photographed well.
13. Carefully photograph your image: make sure you follow .
14. Embed the final image in your discussion board and write about your process and your ideas (the list, or part of it, and your inspiration.