Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hopes Desk in One Point Perspective

This is a picture of Hope Talley's desk in one point perspective. This one is my second attempt. I feel by the second time I got the hang of it.

Two Point of my desk

Here is the final outcome of my desk in two point perspective. After a few tries I think I mostly got the hang of it
This Is the second attempt at the desk
This is the first attempt at two point perspective of my desk

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lots of Boxes

One Point Of Boxes
This is an attempt at drawing a box in two point perspective. I messed up on the shadow, so I made notes to change the actual shadow.

This is another attempt at the box. This one turned out really good except for the shadow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Point of My bedroom

I did a picture of my bedroom in Moore-Strong. It was to be a two point perspective of the room. I could not get this to work what so ever. I think it was because there was no clear corner view. I am going to re-do this one later when I have some free time.

Columns Exercise

Finally with a little help from Nadia, I learned to turn the page to the side and put the vanishing points futher out. This made the column and the picture turn out a lot better. Futhermore, I learned to find a vertical first. I was started with the slant and that was what was making them turn out bad
This is the second try at the two point column

We practiced again on two point by drawing the columns at the corner of the room. This gave me the hardest time. I kept putting the vanishing points too close and it made the picture look horrible.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is my house from Google Earth. My house slightly goes down hill towards our neighbors house. My room is on the side where the sun shines most. (where the sun arrow is) so my room was always really sunny.

This is the topograpic view of one of the exercises Stoel assigned.

This is the same house only the emphasis is on the actual house instead of the topography.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dialog Project Critique

For the Dialogue project, our class had to create dialogue with 12 (4”x6”) planes of Bristol board and 12 (12”) skewers. In the critique we were asked many questions about dialogue and how we applied it in our project. The first question was how was dialogue created? Some designers had two identical spaces and were adjacent to one another. Others, however, had different looking spaces on two different planes. For my project the spaces are placed adjacent even though they are placed off center with one another. The next question was how is the sense of space/place defined? Tommy had the perfect answer to that one: “ When the space is relative to the scale it becomes a clearly defined space” For instance my project has tiny spaces between each plane of Bristol board, and one big open space in the middle. It is understood that those spaces are there, but as for a usable space, the tiny “spaces” are not useful. The idea of a system being generated is the way rods and planes come together to create a space or “system”. The fourth question was how does joinery support the concept/strategies? It is the way the skewers come together to form the joint. Some utilized this by gluing, binding, bending, splitting, or placing the cards/rods together to form a specific joint. Scale was utilized in the project, by enhancing the design of the projects space. Scale is about relativity; comparing spaces to one another. We must do this either intuitively or objectively. The scale when it becomes bigger defines a sense of space. How do two-dimentional images add to the understanding of the project was the next question. Drawings show detail that sometimes models do not show. They can show where spaces specifically are. With drawings we can subtract things out to give a better understanding, whereas models cannot do that. Finally, the last question was how did the initial project evolve? Some designers used previous models or precedents. These can evolve into the final outcome. My project I started out with a precedent and the first model allowed me to see what I needed to do for the next. My final is the outcome of the previous models.

Creating Dialog

For the Dialog project we had to create two spaces for of our project using 12 skewers and 12 (4"x6") planes of bristol board.

For my first model I put 3 pieces of bistol board on the front and three on the back and sandwiched the skewers in between. Then i used the remaining bristol board and curved the planes in between the two structures. This did not create a clear dialog and I was not happy with the outcome ove the overall look. There was not two clear spaces, there was many more than that.

The curves worked well and i wanted to keep that same idea going in the next model so I sandwiched the skewers again only this time I put the curves along the bottom and gave the piece a bottom to sit on giving it a curved look. The only problem was that It did not give enough explaination to where the two spaces were. If they were moved up it became one space. So it was on to another idea.

Keeping the curved idea going I curved the planes back on one another and allowed the skewers to pierce through the planes creating a domed look to it. The spaces in between each plane were small enough to you would not consider them an actual place. The centers of the curves of each one gives a clearly defined space. The dialog that I created was like two strangers meeting and conversating. At first its jagged and akward for the two people. However, as the conversation moves on both become more relaxed and calm so there can be an open dialog. When the conversation is over it is more smooth and slowly breaks off. That is where the skewers come together at the ends.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Architectural Details

The final day of Nadia's rotation we were to find details in the building and draw them.
Then from those we had to draw one bigger. This is a very close up picture of the ceiling.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lights Lights Lights!

For Nadia's class we had to draw 3 different views of 3 different light fixtures. All of these pictures had to be in the Studio Arts Building. I loved drawing the background of the concrete ceiling.
From those nine pictures we had to find one and draw it bigger. I chose the center square because that was the only light that did not blind me when I stared at it for more than ten minutes.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Door handles and Light Sockets?

This is the first assignment from Nadia's class. We had to go around the Gatewood Studio Arts building and find Three architectural items and draw them three different ways. I chose contour, shading and hatching. My most favorite of these is the center three. I think its because I am more expierenced when it comes to shading

Unity Project

For this project we were to use 12 bamboo skewers and 12 (4"x6") planes of bristol board and make anything we wanted out of those. The only exception to the rule was that we could not cut the bristol board and we could not change the color of any of the objects.
My first model was to make circles and curve the remaining paper into each individual circle. Two  rods pierced the planes and the rest fell into place between the five circles and curves. The problem with this was there was two planes of bristol board left over and nowhere for them to go.

Next I used six pieces of Bristol board to create the circles and hot glued the ends together. Then I curved the planes on each side of the circles and in doing so that used up all of the planes. Next was the skewers. I liked the triangle shape that the first unity project had on its side. So I mimicked the same structure only this time paying attention to where the skewers hit.  The only problem with this model, was that it was not level with the table and rocked. 

This was my next itteration of the unity project. Tommy suggested using vellum, which I tried. I did not think that was following the rules, so I decided to go back to the white bristol board. This project I made sure was level with each side of the skewers. 

For this last Unity model I used everything that I had learned with the previous ones and made sure that the highest craft level was used. The circles and each space in between them are evenly spaced apart making unity throughout the project. The curves and straight planes are opposite but in this model they compliment one another creating a beautiful proximity with each other. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oh Compare!

My project for studio most resembled Young Moons unity project. My Unity project is the first one and Young's are the following two. My Unity project has lots of circles with in circles and is pierced by skewers. Young's project is three circles stacked and has skewers puncturing through them. The inside view of his project shows the inner circles that mine has as well. Furthermore, when the project is laid on its side there is spot where the sticks cross over one another that my project has as well. The touching of each stick to one another further shows the unity of the circles to the overall project that mine shares with Young's. The inside of the circles is like mine because when you look inside of the circles you can see the moment where the skewers pierce the circles.

The proximity around the skewers and the paper is more than mine because mine has triangles holding mine together. On some sides of Young's project the circles are being pierced with three skewers. Whereas, my project only has two places where that occurs. Also, my project has a repeating pattern of circles and skewers together, and youngs does not repeat any similair pattern with the skewers as mine does.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Final Four

Finally the final four! Overall I am pleased with how this turned out. I went through several sharpies and got tired of it from time to time, but I think i understand why Suzanne gave us this project. We see these to items every day, but I doubt we ever sit down and carefully look at each line in our cell phone or stick. The exercises I think were to show us how even little details are important in design. For instance, I had no idea that the cell phone that i have been carrying for 7 months had a line going down the side of it connecting to each of the buttons. This exercise got me to slow down and notice everything. 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Final Eight

Again the same sticks and cell phone project but broken down again. I put the number 8 in there to further express the fact it was the final 8. 

16 sticks and cell phones project

For this exercise we were to combine the cell phones and sticks and break it down into less literal pieces. My favorite square is the one with circles and lines.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dome Dome Dome The end

The Final Product!!!!!! This is my final look of my 12 Twig Project. I kept the same circular twigs, but refined the other circles to rafia and wire. This way the wire and paper were more a part of the project. On the last model the brown blended in with the twigs and you could not see which was which. For this final model the pink compliments the green. Another change was the use of a binding agent. The wire is wrapped by the rafia making the structure more sturdy. Overall I am very happy with how the structure turned out.

Follow me to steps 2 and 3

This was my second attemt at the domed place for twelve twigs. I made the bottom more circular and used rafia and hot glue to hold the twigs together. This time the dome shape was more pronounced. I knew for the next one I wanted to use the same dome concept but change the twigs, because I had come up with a new idea. 
This is where the circles came in. The green is the twigs and the brown is twirled up brown paper. They are both held together with hot glue. I loved the idea of the circles, but the structure wasn't holding together. Furthermore, the hot glue had no other purpose besides holding it together. I knew for my final I had to make the twelve twigs sturdier and the bonding agent a part of the entire project.

All ideas have to have a start

This was my first model for the 12 twigs project. The project was to find 12 twigs and using only paper and one bonding agent make a place for all twelve. I knew I wanted to start out with a dome shaped figure and this was a rough idea of that. The pink and green rafia was used for the binding as well as the paper. The pink look was for it to be flowing pieces of ribbon caught in the dome.