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. 

Foods Lab Renivation

Second Year Interior Architecture students were asked to renovate the Food Lab located here on campus...

Book Fair

Eat Where You Live: How to Find and Enjoy Fantastic Local and Sustainable Food No Matter Where You Live. By Lou Bendrick.

This book was a very easy read for me. The book acted as a resource and guide for people who were uneducated in the areas of: sustainable farming, buying of locally grown foods, how to find and go to local farms, and how to start your own small manageable gardens. The author strongly stressed family involvement

Urban Sculpture

I was asked to analize a Maud Gatewood painting of my choice. Then after careful observation, I noted that her work portrayed the design elements of: movement, rhythm, a-symmetry, emphases, light and shadow. At this point, I thought that my concept was "Rhythmic Delight"

I then created an organically shaped structure that would use natural elements such as wind to create sound. The organic form came for the some of the shapes found in the president Maud painting, while others were implemented in order to create movement in a solid structure. I was able to make a audio effect in my design with the use of wooden reeds that were placed on the exterior steel drum shell.

Sketchup: Building a Space

Now, after familiarizing myself with the basics in SketchUp, I was then assigned to model the space in the floor plan from project III with one important addition. I was asked to include a 140 sq foot mezzanine level in my space that is accessible by a staircase located in the area below. To further extend the project, we were asked to include all the windows, skylights, doors, and furniture drawn on our original floor plan.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sketchup: Intro

For this project, students were asked to model a room in Sketchup. We needed to create a 14' x 24' room with a 12' ceiling. The walls were to be 6" thick. In the space, students were asked to provide a door on one of the 14' walls, a set of windows on the opposite 14' wall, and three 2' x 3' skylights equally spaced throughout the room. Here is my interpretation...

SYTYCD: Tying it all Together

For the second round of the contest students were asked to create a header for the second year blog. It needed to be 3" x 10" in a landscape format, should title the blog for Second Year, and be visually interesting. This is what I created...

Comparison: Natural Light

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Second View

Using the floor plan I created, I then had to develop a one-point perspective of the north wall. Once more, the finished product was to be on a 12" x 18" sheet of vellum and black lined.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SYTYCD: Connections and Joints

This year our professors implemented a weekly drawing competition- so you think you can(t) DRAW. For our first assignment we needed to create a drawing on a 12" x 12" sheet of white paper using only black pen to draw the joint. I decided to think outside of the box and draw a couple kissing... however, I was later informed that while it my be a connection it is to provocative for the public school system.

Floor Plan

After creating a one point interior perspective, I was asked to then create a floor plan. In addition to the objects already located in the space i needed to imagine the other side of the perspective as a study area that would contain a desk, a chair, a book shelve, lighting, and at least one additional point of entry. The plan was to be in 1/2" scale and produced on a 12" x 18" sheet of vellum.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

View point

In this project students were asked to draw a 14' x 24' space with a 12' ceiling height from an inspirational photo. There had to be one window and one door in the South. Two other windows needed to be incorporated into the space in addition to a 3' x 2' skylight. The skylight was to be placed in the Southwest corner of the room. Students were also asked to place a 3' x 6' dinning table with six chairs under the skylight. In the South east corner there was to be a sofa, an easy chair, and a coffee table. The final drawing was to be ink lined on a 12" x 18" sheet of paper.