Tuesday, February 26, 2008

25 Scale Figures

Although I typically hate drawing people I really seemed to enjoy drawing scale figures of people. I like being able to do my own style and not having to worry too much about everything being so perfect. I still think that I have some improvement to make.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Perspective Drawings of Curry including Entourage

Our group was supposed to portray the Curry Education Building in a way that showed off the building. Through our perspectives we showed different important areas around and throughout the building. The three areas that I chose to concentrate on in order of the pictures is the octagon lobby area, the side exterior, and the courtyard. Our presentation board includes all our perspective drawings, fifteen in total. Three diagram drawings showing the functions, the private and public areas, and a bubble diagram. One feature that I really enjoyed about our presentation board was the arch way and key stone that we incorporated into our layout. This archway and key stone can be found at the entrance to the building. We thought this was a key point in the design of the building and something that made this building different from the others on campus.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sketchbook Assignment

The assignment for these drawings was to do five drawings while relaxing somewhere in a public place. Most of my drawings were done in the Elliot University Center at the food court. The other two were done at a Mexican restaurant and before my chemistry class. The drawings are placed in order of my favorites.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scale People


Paula T. Becker

Perspective Drawings of Curry

The image on top is of the drawing in which I received inspiration for my own drawing. I liked this first one because of the sharp, straight lines that were created. This drawing came from a book called Pencil Sketching, by Thomas C. Wang.

What I liked about this drawing was the way in which the artist put very black areas in the front and gradually got lighter as the space moved back. This drawing is by Bill Hook and came from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators web site

This drawing caught my attention because of the technique used for shading. They appear to be random hatching strokes but not any where near a scribble technique. I found this drawing also on the American Society of Architectural Illustrators website.

I really like this image which is odd for me but I like it because of the quick somewhat messy strokes made by the pen. Although it looks kind of messy it looks very complete and finished. This drawing is by Mike W. Lin and it came out of a book titled Drawing and Designing with Confidence.

I like this drawing because it is different in a good way. Never myself have I really thought about using a random scribble technique for my shading. In fact I have been somewhat scared to try this. The scribbling makes the drawing look so real. This drawing is by Jim Hayes and also from the book Drawing and Designing with Confidence.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Section View of Pat's Chair

These are the sectional views of my design for Pat's chair, a project that we are in the middle of right now.

Curry Education Building Thumbnails

These thumbnails are meant to help my group draw perspectives of the Curry Building on campus. The top two thumbnails are of the exterior and the rest are of the interior. The reason for this is because this major concentrates more on interiors than exteriors.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Shading done with Hatching

The top few I am quite pleased with. My absolute favorite one is the very top one because I think it looks the most like the real object. It is of a connection of several beams in the critique room of the Gatewood Studio Arts building. The other objects going down the list are the top of a column, a door handle, some bricks on a fire place, and finally a light switch.