Thursday, November 4, 2010

Luminaire sketch model

This is both sides of my sketch model. I would need something to hold the two halves together because there wouldn't be a way, using paper (which is what I have explored so far) to have them connected naturally, without using tape or some other for of adhesive. 

The separate sides:

I want to use a silhouette of a figure that is curvy and abstract, but still recognizable. Japanese lanterns usually have a cherry blossom branch incorporated into them, and I wanted to adopt and make that technique my own.

This image is how I would like for my luminaire to be. I would like half of it to be just the cut out of the object, like the roots, and the other half to be just the object, like the trunk of the picture.

This is also a similar picture to the one above. I would want half of my branch- like figure seem white, by the light showing through it, and the other half to appear black because the light will be shining all around it.
Two other ways that I was thinking about making the branch silhouette is carving it out of wood, and then attaching the wood together to make it, like the picture below does.

The other way was making a mosaic of and just leaving the branch untouched, either white or black to contrast with the color mosaic, like below.


I chose these 3 sketches because I tried to use the entire page for all of them. For the last 2, I didn't use shadows. Instead, I concentrated on the outline and detail of the sketch. On the first one, I could have practiced a bit more on drawing the actual bottle, but I was looking more at the light through it and the shadow it made with the orange. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Caitlyn Whisenant's wood project sketch

Caitlyn's drawing is an excellent one of showing how to use the entire page. She didn't make the object fill the whole page, but she practiced shading in the extra space. But her shading is also phenomenal. It is obvious that she used a strong light. We are able to see where the light source is compared to the object.

Chelsea Epes's wood project sketch

I chose this sketch of hers because of the line quality and the line detail. She made the objects closest to the person the darkest, and even added some darkness where the wood intersect the piece behind it, giving the segment depth and shadow. She made sure to pay special attention to the wood grain, making it easy to see how and where she cute the pieces out of the 2x4 by following the grain. This drawing was one of her best in the way that she captured the image.