## Color Blocks

27 09 2010

Machine: a device which assists in performing work/producing something. In my rendering of a machine, I designed a system which will help someone produce a drawing centered on color dynamics.

Drawing: Any form of visual art that requires intentional processes.

Step one:

Choose a group of color pairings from a random number produced by a graphing calculator.

The groups are:

1. Blue and Yellow
2. Orange and Green
3. Red and Yellow
4. Blue and Orange
5. Green and Yellow
6. Black and White

On a graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus), select MATH, select PRB, select 5: randInt(, select range of numbers you want to choose from (in this case randInt(1,6)), select enter to generate random number.

Step two:

Choose four colors within each group of color parings from a random number produced by graphing calculator.

Blue and Yellow:

1. Blue
2. Indigo
3. Blue Green
4. Cerulean
5. Dandelion
6. Yellow

Orange and Green:

1. Green
2. Orange
3. Apricot
4. Red Orange
5. Green Yellow
6. Yellow Green

Red and Yellow

1. Red Violet
2. Violet Red
3. Red
4. Dandelion
5. Yellow

Blue and Orange

1. Blue
2. Indigo
3. Blue Green
4. Cerulean
5. Scarlet
6. Orange
7. Apricot
8. Red Orange

Green and Yellow

1. Green Yellow
2. Green
3. Yellow Green
4. Dandelion
5. Yellow

Black and White

1. Black
2. White
3. Gray

Step 3:

Choose one template amongst five (blown up sections of of Piet Mondrainâ€™s Sera) to base the location of each color in drawing from a random number generated by a graphing calculator.

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Step 4:

Match each crayon with perspective area on template based on the number it was chosen. Ex.) the first color you chose will go in section one.

Step 5:

Cut chosen crayons into small pieces using scissors until you have enough of each color to very lightly spread over perspective areas on template.

Drawing 1

Step 6:

Place wax paper on top of template, place crayon pieces in perspective areas, place another piece of wax paper on top of it, place cloth over wax paper and iron over wax paper until crayon pieces are all melted (30-60seconds).

Drawing 1

Rule: in cases where the same random number is repeatedly generated within any one step, generate more random numbers until you get a different number.

My First Drawing:

Color Group 1: Blue and Yellow
Colors 2, 5, 3, 4: Indigo, Dandelion, Blue Green, Cerulean
Template 5

My Second Drawing:

Color Group 5: Green and Yellow
Colors 4, 1, 3, 5: Dandelion, Green Yellow, Yellow Green, Yellow
Template 3

Drawing 2

My Third Drawing:

Color Group 2: Orange and Green
Colors 4, 3, 5, 2: Red Orange, Apricot, Green Yellow, Orange
Template 1

Drawing 3

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