Fabs Forns
05-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Here's the tangram:
The tangram (Chinese: 七巧板; pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; literally "seven boards of skill") is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only in outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.

We want to do two different compositions using one or more of the shapes.

FORMAL (Orderly, balanced)
INFORMAL (Relaxed, playful)

You can do one or both. Please use only black, white or shades of gray.
Texture or gradients nay be used.

Don Berendsen
05-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Thanks Fabs for another composition exercise, this should be fun!

To make it easier to play with I've created a PSD file with a layer for each shape and a background and uploaded it to Rapidshare. Anyone who wants it can download it from http://rapidshare.com/files/231574031/Tangram.psd

Please let me know if there's any problem with the link or file.

Fabs Forns
05-11-2009, 08:53 AM
Thanks, Don, great help!!

Jackie Schuknecht
05-12-2009, 03:53 AM
Thanks for the link Don, makes this so much easier.

Jackie Schuknecht
05-12-2009, 11:09 AM
Don't know if I'm on the right track here, but made a dog. Next one I don't plan to use all the squares.

Fabs Forns
05-12-2009, 04:47 PM
Jackie, the dog looks great. I had something different in mind though, just have not had time to try some myself.
They should be abstract compositions, like the exercise before. We are just introducing new shapes and give you the freedom to convey your message in a formal and informal manner.
Hope this helps :)

Don Berendsen
05-13-2009, 04:19 AM
This one should be pretty obvious even without the title...


Don Berendsen
05-13-2009, 04:57 AM
And another one...


denise ippolito
05-13-2009, 06:50 AM
Jackie, I still like your dog alot-very creative!
Don, Your first one is nice but your second one I love!!! The gradient really adds to the composition.

Jackie Schuknecht
05-13-2009, 09:41 AM
Here is another attempt. I'll let you tell me what it is:)

Don Berendsen
05-13-2009, 03:32 PM
Here is an attempt. I let you tell me what it is:)

Another dog?

Fabs Forns
05-16-2009, 05:54 PM
You guys did pretty good, that is exactly the idea, and they do not have to "be anything" but a pleasant arrangement of elements :)

Jackie Schuknecht
05-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Sorry Fabs, haven't had much time.

denise ippolito
05-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Jackie, Nice arrangement!

denise ippolito
05-19-2009, 09:00 PM
Not sure if this is okay-but was very relaxed while doing it.:)Which is hard for me!! I was feeling the black and white so I stayed with it.