Sunday, November 15, 2009

Go Here

Remember who you are
Remember where you came from
Remember to show your passion in all that you do

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Avenues" Career and Intern event

At yesterdays Avenues event I had the opportunity to introduce myself to several interesting individuals. I spoke with a woman form “Cole Design Associates. Inc” about an interesting graphic she had on her information table. She told me that the design was created to hide a support pole in the cafeteria of the Hanes brand headquarters. The sculpture was made of resin, fiberglass, and metal wood… so she thought. She said that her company liked to use not only local products, but also local craftsmen; the individual who made this mushroomed like sculpture was from the Raleigh NC area.

Another individual whom I got the chance to speak with was a fifth year student from our IARC program whose name I regrettably forget. She took the time to speak with me about her internship opportunity with “Angelo Adamo Design.” I also had the pleasure of meeting Angelo himself. Angelo works solely in restaurant design. The student who studied under him found out about he’s work form her boss at a local restaurant. Why she spent her time interning with Angelo she said that her greatest experience was learning how to photograph a life size space. “It’s different from photographing in studio, where we only have to photograph small scaled models” commented the student.

The Avenues event allowed me to further my research into different design fields. Before the event I was interested in Yates design. After yesterdays event I am now more interested in Animation Graphics and Digital Design as well as Museum Studies/ Exhibition Design/ Historical Preservation. I think that Museum Studies and Preservation would be the most enjoyable for me because of my never sensing need to research and find facts.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SYTYCD: Haunted House

As seasons begin to change the leaves, they begin to rearrange. As for the house on Hillsberry Lane, the leaves, they never change. They flit, they flutter, they fly, and zip through the ski. Children be weary, children be wear the house at Hillsberry is not really there. Those who see it go inside and for an eternity they will hide. The house is haunted the house is disturbed this story you may think absurd; but I tell the truth from what I heard. Do not enter, do not coax for this story is not a hoax. Once young Octaviar sought to enter the door, as you guessed he’s body was no more. Klink, klank, thud, as he hit the floor, surly this story will rattle your core. Let it be known, that when you go and step inside, for eternality your soul will reside.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SYTYCD: Scale Figures

This weeks drawing competition was to draw three human figures that showed scale.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Case Study: Axonometric View [part three]

Using the black and white floor plan, created in part one, I was now asked to continue the case study with an Axonometric view of the floor plan in a 1/8" scale. I was also asked to add a value study in pencil.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Case Study: Elevation Exploration & Mid Term Exam [part two]

I was asked to create yet another elevation of the interior space at a 1/4"=1' scale by using the floor plan that I had previously developed in part one of this case study. There were to be three elevations total: one to be loosely rendered in a medium of my choosing; one to be rendered with care and detail; one drafted and ready to render during class.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Case Study: Planning Ahead [part one]

This study allowed me to build upon, as well as enhance the skills I have already developed during the first 5 weeks of this semester. In this study I had to re-draw a given floor plan in a 1/6"=1' scale and convert that to a 1/4"=1' scale. I needed to pay close attention to the designer's drawing style and use it as a guide for my own enlarged drawing. I also needed to enhance my plan by adding a variation of line weights as well as adding my own furniture.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Experimenting with Composition

Here are my first and second attempts at making a visually pleasing layout; through the use of Photoshop, I was able to create a composition that illustrated my progression of images during the semester thus far. 

SYTYCD: Camera

The image above illustrates my work through photoshop with the use of the burn tool, dodge tool, and cropping tool. 
The image above is my first attempt with photoshop illustration.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SYTYCD: Castle

Experimenting in Photoshop

This project was based on the experimentation on tools found in the Adobe Photoshop application.

Blur application:

Light and Color adjustment:

Burn and Dodger effects:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ready, Set, Render II

A further rendering with concentration on quality in craft, care, technique, composition, accuracy, contrast, and so on.

Comparison: celling ornamentation

Monday, September 14, 2009

Urban Sculpture: Round II

Given the oppertunity to better understand our projects... After a sum what brutal and eye opening critique I was able to see that my concept was not a concept at all. I then preceded to re-research my Maud image and came up with the thoughts: rhythm, femininity, pink, risk, solo... and came up with "the venture taken by a sovereign women." Which I later cam to realize was more of a title than it was a concept. 

Again, after further analysis I came up with the concept "Ballet" because ballet has to do with movement, balance, femininity, suspension. Which are all elements that my Maud Gatewood painting portrayed and my urban sculpture needed to posses.