Final Creature Project

    There were a number of important things that I considered when I worked on  this final project. First, I knew I needed to apply the information and artistic techniques that I learned in class over the semester. Whenever there were parts of the drawing that receding in the back of the picture plane, I made sure to make these area light. It wouldn’t make sense if everything in the drawing was dark. Using atmospheric perspective prevented any areas from being flat since in real light nothing is flat. Furthermore, I create an overall gesture for the creature. I didn’t pay attention to details. What I wanted was to understand the form and shape of the create. Once that was done, I could then focus on the correct proportion and details.
The design of the Spider Crabino was no accident. I chose the spider crab because of it’s look. Everytime I look at this create words like errie, pacular, scary, and strange pop into my head. It fit perfect with what I wanted to say. Since the object I choose was a Alesisi Q25 Midi piano and I enjoy listening to bdubstep music thats why I choose the animal. Dubstep music can be errie and strange. The animal and the piano seemed to be made for each other.

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Phenakistoscope

Foundations Class

I chose to use objects in my dorm for the subjects for phenakistoscope. Since the main animation had to be a object moving I had I figured that the other animations would be similar. Furthermore, I chose the key since it is something that I use all the time. It was also the first thing that I thought out when I first started to work on the project.

I applied design elements and principals for the phenakistoscope. Whenever the line was opposed from the main light source, I made that line thicker. The side of the drawings that were pointed towards the light where thinner. This helped to show that there was line variation. Furthermore, there was a contrast in the project. Since I had to ink the who thing, I made sure that some areas were black while others were white.

In the project, I applied several principals of animation to the phenakistoscope. I wanted the project involved me animating an object. I chose to animate a key. For the key to look good I decided to use some information from my computer animation II class. When an animation is falling it moves slow at first. It then speeds up when the object drops to the floor. This helped to make the movement of the animation more realistic. Furthermore, I sketched several poses of the entire animation. This is an animation technique called pose to pose. It’s good to do this to see the entire animation.

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Wire Sculpture Project
Foundations Class
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The main goal of the project was to design a wire structure that used mainly of the design principals I’ve been taught in this class. This involved several things from me to think about. First, I wanted my design to say something. I didn’t just want to create a random object and that be the end of the project. I needed to create something about my life. About what I see and the object I use all the time. That is when it hit me. I decided to make a sculpture of the lamp. The lamp is a symbol of me personally. Whenever I am working on a project, watching a movie, or doing homework the lamp is there. It symbolizes my creativety and a piece of my everyday life.

Second, I created my drawing of the lamp as exact representation of the lamp. I made sure that the lines connected with each other. All the lines showed form and space in the drawing instead of a flat representation. In a way, the drawing was to be a blueprint for the actual sculpture. I could use the drawing to plan out the acutal construction of the wired sculpture.

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The creation of the chair was an exciting project. It involved me applying several techniques that I have learned in class so far. I had to apply gesture drawing to the chair This allowed me to understand the anatomy of the chair. I then took those lines and used them to recreate my gesture on a different sheet of paper. I still had to remember to get the right proportion of the chair compare to the size of the actual work. Furthermore, another technique we used in class was aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective. This shows that objects that are close up are dark while objects that are further away are lighter. Using this technique creates a sense of depth and adds to the realism of the actual drawing.

Write Up: Exploring the synergy of film and music

On Tuesday 17th, I went to the exploring the synergy of film and music siminar
at the engieering & technology building. It was created by Dr. Peter Rothbert
who specializes in composing music for motion picturees. He gave a presentation
about the different techniques composes like mickey mousing which
involves silly body movements. Furthermore, he showed a intro to cop show
from the 1970s and played different types of music. Everyone in the audience was asked
to explain what type of show it was. He did this to show how power music can be. It can even deplict the genre of a show. The last thing Dr. Peter Rothbert did was show clips from American Beauty and the Empire of the sun and even star wars. He spoted out all the different techniques he talked about at the begining of the siminar.

Linear Day project for foundations class

This is an art project I had to work on for my foundations class. The assignment was to draw images that depict an average day in my life. The first panel shows me waking up in the morning which is a bit of a battle for me since I just want to sleep all day long. The next two panels shows some of the websites and activities that I participate in. The last panel shows how everything in my life slows down and comes to a halt which is what actually happens to me.