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.