Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Contour and shading exercise

In drawing yesterday we had to do a contour drawing of our desk and then shade in an area of the drawing.  I shaded in the three drawers, the flower, and part of the glass vase.  I found this exercise a little difficult to draw.

Site Plan

This is a site plan of my house from Google Earth.  I have drawn my own site plan of my house in the one below the Google Earth plan.  The dotted lines around the property line, the landscape is shown, and the house is in a more bold outline.

Topography drawings

This second drawing we had to do was to make the topo-lines  darker and the building lighter.This first drawing we had to make the building dark and the topo-lines light.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Dialog is created by two spaces that have a commonality and interact with each other in some way.  In my dialog project your eyes make you scroll upward to see the second party that is involved in the conversation.  The skewers connect both rectangles creating connectivity and interaction.
A sense of space is defined by the two rectangles made out of bristol board that are two defined and clear spaces.
The idea of system is generated by having two parts work together to make a whole.  The rectangles connect and the skewers go through both of the rectangles creating togetherness/working together to make a whole.  Also, the rectangles are different sizes, yet the same shape creating scale, which creates a system.
Having both rectangles touch one another and the skewers going through both rectangles in an upward motion makes them connect in conversation/dialog.
Scale is utilized by the rectangles being the same shape, but different sizes and the skewers are the same length a part and in length moving in the same direction.  It looks like the bigger one is eating the smaller one in conversation.
Two-dimensional images add to the understanding of the project because it shows details that the model cannot.  It shows detail about spaces and different views.  It shows the process of how the parts of the model relates to other parts or sides of the model/project.
All of my initial ideas didn't work with good because they were not well crafted.  I came up with about 10 ideas until one worked that was able to be well crafted.  The first iterations had radiating skewers, so I kept that idea and had the skewers going upward radiating up and out.  The second iteration had a big and small circular space, so instead of circles (that didn't work), I used rectangles.  In one of my last iterations, I had the skewers crossing each other and after I finished my final I saw that the shadows of the skewers made crosses just like that earlier iteration did, which I thought was very cool!

Friday, October 10, 2008

First Iterations of Dialog Project

After making my first model, I decided I did not like it as much as I had hoped.  So I decided to do some sketches of what I could to make it better.  After making some of the models, I still was not satisfied so I finally decided to move away from the circle shape and make it rectangles instead.  I was very pleased with the two rectangles (a small taller one inside of a big shorter rectangle).  The skewers went up on both sides.  The only problem was that it did not work with bristol board, it crushed the inside rectangle.  I had to come up with another idea, so this time I decided to connect the inside rectangle to one of the longer walls of the outside rectangle and have the skewers all on one side going in an upward motion.  This finally became my final!

Fifth Model

First Model
Second Model
Third Model

Fourth Model


In an exercise we did, we had to draw the skyline from the third floor of the studio building and look out the big windows and draw the skyline without lifting your pencil.  Then if you wanted you could add details to the buildings.  I used mechanical .07mm pencil and a fineline sharpie.

Page 126 Lettering

In drafting class we had to write a few paragraphs in our textbook on page 126.  The lines are 1/8th inch long and apart and were drawn with a 4H pencil.  The title was drawn in 6B and the rest of it was drawn in .07mm mechanical pencil.

Song Lyric Lettering

We had to write song lyrics so I chose the song 'Amazing' by Josh Kelley.

Architecture Details

Today with Nadia we had to draw three architectural details around the Gatewood building in three different distances using our view-finder.  The bottom three are my favorite that I drew.

Light Fixtures

Here we had to draw with our 4 by 4 view-finder three different light fixtures from three different angles.  The bottom two are my favorites out of the nine.

Architecture Hardware

We had to look at three different architectural hardware's and draw each one three different ways. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Unity Project Comparison

I was very happy with the way critique went today.  I really enjoyed looking at everyone’s projects, as I loved all of them!  My project got talked about a lot today and I was happy with what was said.  Even someone after the critique came up to me asking if they could take a picture of my project to compare their project with.  I of course said yes.

I have decided to compare mine with a project that has very similar characteristics as mine does.  My project has six layers of paper that has two folds on both ends.  There are two skewers that puncture through the paper from one side of the fold to the other.  Each layer is a module and I have made six of the same modules to make the unity of the project.  Having repeated several layers makes it work in community.  The side of my project makes it look like it has depth.  The layers are equally spaced and deal with equality of paper and skewers dealing with space.  My project makes the eye move up and down and side to side because he bends in the paper draw the eyes upward and the skewers move side to side horizontally.

The project I have chosen to compare with looks like a snowflake when looking at the front elevation.  Each piece of paper is also evenly spaced apart just like mine.  The paper bends the same way mine does, except this one does not touch paper to paper as mine does.  The skewers go diagonally making and ‘X’.  This project has a centralized point in the center where the skewers meet each other.  The paper points to the center of the ‘X’ by the direction of the bends in each piece of paper.  Mine does not have a centralized point.  Both of the projects can stand on the paper or on the skewers.  When I look at both projects I see that we have the same materials and paper that was folded the same way except we have assembled them differently.