Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scale Figures

Even when sketching scale figures without meaning to my technique is some what gestural and has sketchy lines. My favorite one is the group outline, although I didn't get the group. I am slow when drawing anything. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My observings

Examining other ways

When examining Anuj's observational sketchbook I was struck by this drawing.
He uses several different techniques to achieve his shadows. 
He uses hatch patterns to show the detail and texture of the leaf.
I actually loved this drawing. I found it peculiar that Anuj critiques his own work by bullet pointing what he can work on. That is a good way to improve and work towards mastering the art of shading.

Ashley Bennett
In this drawing Ashley shows the texture of this leaf nicely. This drawing in particular i liked because she showed the curving feel of the leaf. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Phase Two: Wood Analysis

For phase two of our final project we were to create a system using a 2x4 piece of wood that was 18 inches long. For me, using tools is a scary thing. As I used the tools more and more I grew more comfortable.

This what my first idea for the 2X4 project.
This was supposed to be a system of diamonds and squares that interlocked together.

My system is two squares held together by notches. The two squares are then held together by an X running through the center of both. This was my final 2X4

Full view

 Middle Joinery

Side view of Joints

Middle Joinery

Top Angle Joinery

Side View

Half View