Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Visualization

Throughout this semester I have learned a lot of things. I learned how to draw perspectives, elevations, pictorial views and more. I have also learned how to organize information and how to make it visually apealling. A main thing I enjoyed about the class is drawing. My favorite drawing I did was the self-portriat I drew in my sketch book. I focused on the shading and detail.

Second Year Critques

The second year critques were taken place in the lobby. They had to design a sculpture that people could interact with. They put a scale figure next to the sculpture so we would understand how large it is. Before creating the sculpture they made up their own rules that they must follow throughout the project. For instance one guy said that his rule was that every fold he made on one side he had to make an opposite fold on the other side. The second year students said that the difference between first year and second was that they focused more on the design process. They focused more on the details like what materials to use and how they want people to react with it. They also dressed formally when presenting. The ladies wore either skirts or dresses and the guys wore nice pants and dress shirts. Also another thing that was different about their project was that it was a group project. The picture below is of a project.


This is the first draft of my luminaire. I wanted to create a small slit of light that would run up a wall. My light phenomenon was the light hitting the stairs. I wanted to show that light by a simple slit of light. I talked to Stoel and he suggested that I try a different form and go away from a square. 

This is my final project. I decided to have only one slit in the front. The light affect turned out pretty much how I wanted it to. The only thing was that I hoped it would reach up farther up the wall. During the critque Stoel and Tommy mentioned that my luminaire was in the way of the light affect. So Tommy was messing with it and tilted it upward which caused the light to shine higher on the wall. I am pretty happy with how my project turned out and I also enjoyed seeing everyone else's luminaire.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

my sketches

All of these three sketches that I drew focus more on the outline. I did zoom in on one of the drawings to show more detail.


Anna Hambly

I chose this drawing because she zoomed in on the piece of wood. I would like to start to close into the detail instead of always drawing the whole object.

Anna Lance

I liked this sketch because she also focused on the detail. I also like how she shaded the background. The shading gives the drawing a 3D effect.

Monday, October 18, 2010

objects A and B

I did three pictorials of object A and object B to scale. I need to focus on my line angles and how dark I draw my circles.

i-pod pictorials

I had to pick an object and draw 3 pictorials for it. The things I need to work on are line quality, and page layout.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

twigs, twigs and more twigs

After a week of finding a place for a leaf, we moved onto twigs. Oh boy! Well this time our possibilities were even greater since we could pick any kind of paper and one binding agent. Now the question is what paper and what binding agent. For my parti I used tape for a binding agent and the paper I chose was transparent. I got my inspiration from a pocket. However I used transparent paper because I wanted people to see the twigs inside unlike usual  pockets.

 Unfortunately when I tried developing the idea the paper was not strong enough to hold 12 twigs. So I had to rethink and decided to do the base as a 'box' and a triangle to hold it up. I placed the twigs into the box hoping it wouldn't topple over and luckily it didn't. I knew that a triangle is to be known as the strongest shape so that is why I used it as the support. I have figured out that I like to keep my projects simple. I'm not too sure if its a good or bad thing. Hopefully I will learn to create a full range of ideas from simple to extravagant.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Drwaing of a Leaf

I chose this leaf because I think it shows off the outline well. I also think that since the veins of the leaf are not drawn in a perfect line it reflects the way they are on an actual leaf. I drew this on september first. It took me probably ten or fifteen minutes to draw.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

leaf project

A place for a leaf. There were some rules in order to make the place for the leaf. For instance, I could only use a white sheet of paper no bigger than 12.5x12.5. No adhesives were allowed. When I first received this assignment I wondered what a place for a leaf was. I hadn't thought of an idea to do with the sheet of paper. Then in the first discussion a couple of people had brought in ideas and one of them mentioned making a cocoon for the leaf. I borrowed that idea and came up with winding the paper around the leaf. I liked how it covered parts of the leaf and left some showing. Later, I was talking with one of the assistants and she mentioned how a cocoon was transparent and suggested using paper that I could see through. That was when I decided to use tracing paper because at first I was using print paper. My leaf looked great but something was missing. I knew I had to find some way to stand my leaf up. I couldn't use tracing paper because it was too flimsy. When I was at Addams bookstore I came across Bristol paper and knew it was sturdy enough to hold up my leaf. I kept my project simple because I didn't want to overpower the leaf. However, when Stoel and I were talking he said "sometimes to make something simple it has to be complicated". I understood what he meant because it was difficult to hold the paper in one spot. I ended up folding the paper onto each other and then putting the stand under them so it would hold the stand there. That was the most complicated part of the project for me. As I looked at other students work and heard what they thought about the project, it seemed that I wasn't the only one struggling with that situation. Overall, I like how my 'place' for a leaf turned out and I also enjoyed seeing the other students work because they were creative.