Wednesday, December 4, 2013

101 Final Exhibition Display

Included in my final display: name tag, fabric design, process design book, wood structure, font book, dance pattern and pictures, song pictures, poem, and music video poster.
I choose to include these pieces because they were all instillation of my song. I learned to create a story with just images with the video. I learned to think intuitively and find pictures. I learned to talk with our fonts and not just our words. I learned to draw what words represent with the poem. I learned about space with the dance. I learned about structures with the wood structure. I learned about patterns with the fabric design. 
Overall, I learned to explore intuitive ideas and create it with analytical logic. 

101 What I learned this semester is...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

101 Thinking

How would you describe the the relationship between intuitive thinking and analytical thinking?
I have discovered that they actually go together. Every thought starts intuitively. You must start with a feeling or sense that makes thoughts form in your head; only then are you able to analyze it. You can then dissect the thought so that you can see every aspects of your original thought.

101 Music Video
As a group, we had to pick a song and create a music video for it with a particular theme. Our theme was perception and how someone views things and other people based on experience.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

110 Clock Tower

The first picture of the clock tower is my favorite. I originally drew it with just lines. I did that so that I could make sure that the perspective was correct. Next I added value which was tricky with the lighting. Since it was morning, the sun was coming from the right, but the trees were creating a shadow from the right as well. In general I used the lines to create the value, as the lighting was tricky and relied heavily on trees.

110 Library

110 In class exercise pg.101

Friday, November 8, 2013


8. Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack Judgement. Postpone criticism.
22. Think with your mind. Forget technology. Creativity is not device-dependent.
33. Take field trips. The bandwidth of the world is greater than that of your TV set, or the internet, or even a totally immersive Interactive, dynamically rendered. Real time, computer graphic-simulated environment.

101 Wood Project Instillations

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

101 The Moment I Said It: Poem

After we choose our song and wrote our poem about it, we had to draw some stuff for our display we put up in the lobby. First we had to write the title in a relative font. Second we had to recreate one of our original 25 sketches about the song. I choose the crying eye as it represents the feeling of the song best. Last we had to create a drawing that used lines and shapes to represent our song; my drawing represents desperate hope. I cut the grate out so that I could place a purple paper behind it that had my poem on it.
My cinquain: 
Depressed, Hurt
Worrying, Sacrring, Crying
Dark, Cold, Lonely, Sad

Monday, October 28, 2013

101 Stick Project

This assignment was about unity. We were told to assemble 12 twigs and to make an assemblage out of them. The 12 sticks are suppose to unite into one thing, which I did by tying them together. The grid like format signifies organization and support, as the twigs support each other. We next had to make a pen and ink drawing representing the sticks. I choose to trace them and focus on the size and shape of my twigs. Together my twigs were united by nature, so I framed it in my drawing. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

101 Dance Installment 2

My previous dance video did not portray the dance in the way I wanted it to be seen. Seeing as our next project is to create a structure that represents our dance movements, I wanted my video to show that as well. I filmed it from above because I want my structure to show the outline of my foot movements, which is viewed best from above. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

101 Dance

Interior design has a lot to do with how the body moves through space. So our newest assignment is to create a dance. This dance is to the song that we have been working with and that was represented with an image and a poem. 
This first video is my first installment of my dance. I knew the main steps I wanted to do, but had to work on a bridge move.
In the next video, I came up with a bridge and an ending and a way to put in down for someone else to follow.

101 Font Book

Fonts subconsciously speak to the reader just as much as the words do. Certain fonts are easier to read so they are used in novels and newspaper, while some are more attention grabbing so they are used in ads and magazines. As a designer, it is important to know what my designs say to people. This is why we had to create a font book. The front cover is my first name and the back cover is my last name; both in my handwriting, as I think it expresses me the best. Inside I have a page for each letter of the alphabet, so that I may compare the different ways a letter can be expressed. In the back of the book, I have a few pages with particular fonts on them. I have a page of logos, decorative fonts, cursive, handwritten, script, sans script, and miscellaneous. This made me curious of how different people write; so I have a few pages of people signatures. Finally, I made a folder in the back so I could keep some loose paper in it because I practiced writing in different fonts. This project, though it appears random, actually is very useful. The things we create speak for us, so it is important that they say the right thing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

110 Name Tag

When making the name tag, I wanted to make sure my name could be seen from all sides. Originally wanted to make a pyramid out of 2 different colors. While I was playing with them before I put them together I noticed how they made this shape, and I liked it. Using all 4 sides, I wrote my name in my 4 favorite ways.
Then we had to include a self portrait. Since we were practicing contour drawing, I made the portrait out of only lines, leaving out the shading and detail. I think it is an interesting portrait that makes one focus on the lines and structure of my face.

110 Pumpkin

At first when drawing this picture, I understood that it was important to focus on the background. I drew the outline of the pumpkin and worked on the value of the shadows and stuff behind the pumpkin. After critic, I thought I should work on the shadow and shade the pumpkin as well. So i increased the darkness of the shadow directly beneath the shadow and blended it better. If I could change anything, it would be to get rid of the outline of the shadow.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

101 The Lesson of the Moth

In this poem, the moth teaches us that it is more important to live life fully and to be happy. At first the narrator does not understand the moth's ways, but we learn at the end that he is beginning to get what the moth is talking about. Even though the moth burns himself, he is happy and beautiful, and the author is jealous that he is not also happy. Life is not merely about surviving, but living.

Monday, September 16, 2013

110 Drawing Practice

Drawing practice
Image 1&3: Show a pile of boxes drawn in perspective. In image 1 in the top drawing, shows the box in front drawn with good proportion and perspective. However the tall box in the back has a crooked foreshortening line that makes in look off. The bottom drawing of image 1 has a better perspective of the top of the box.
Image 2: Exercise 3.1 was to draw cubes and get used to the idea of  proportion. Number 7 is my favorite cube, as it is most proportionate and has good technique.
Image 4: Exercise 3.4 was to make a pyramid out of the cube, which required finding the center of one of the squares and using that point to project lines from it to the corners of the base. Exercise 3.5 was to make a cylinder or cone. That required finding the center of one square and drawing a circle, in perspective, in the opposite square. Number 2 and 4 are shaded for the full affect.
Image 5: We then had to draw a bottle using the box technique for exercise 3.6. This required making a smaller box inside the original to make the nose of the bottle and then projecting that square back to make the neck of the bottle. 

101 Skewers

Use 12 skewers and 12 4x6  cards to create 2 spaces.
The skewers, that support the cards, create an implied space below the cards and the cards create a circular space within them.

Friday, August 30, 2013

101 Stick Assemblage

If a psychologist were to see my stick assemblage, they would view me as someone who is losing organization. At first it looks like a grid, nice and organized, a place for everything. Then you see the 2 cross sticks that make an X. This shows that the grid is not wanted. Next you notice that the grid is uneven and the yarn is not neat. The original geometric piece is now slowly falling apart. Therefore a psychologist would see a girl who is slowly falling apart.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

110 Reading

"Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see --see correctly-- and that means a good deal more than mere looking with the eye." (Kimon Nicholas: The Natural Way to Draw)
To make art, one can not simply look at something. The mind analyzes what we see and simplifies details we do not need. Drawing and art requires us to perceive objects, not just see them.

"The mind's eye creates the image we see, and these are the images we attempt to represent in drawing." (Francis D.K. Ching: Design Drawing)
Drawing is more than what we see or perceive, it is about what we imagine and create in our minds.

"All drawings communicate to the extent they stimulate and awareness on the part o those who view then. Drawings must catch the eye before they can communicate or instruct. Once they engage the viewer, they should assist their imagination and invite a response." (Francis D.K. Ching: Design Drawing)
Art speaks. Every line, dot, brush stroke, and curve has a meaning and a purpose. There is a story being told by art and it is the viewers job to read it.