Friday, April 30, 2010

Final! Finally!

My final project! Whew! Overall, I really liked how it turned out. If I were to go back, I would have redone the model in another material...because foamcore is just not my friend. But other than that, I am really pleased with the outcome of this studio space project. It was a stressful and very time consuming project, but looking was a real learning experience.

The process..

My first cardboard model.

My main process is doodling about and figuring out where things go. Taking notes to keep myself organized.

My original floorplans:

And here are some ROUGH perspectives of the space, prior to chartpak...this was when I was playing around with the space still and trying to decide on a color palette.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Clue #5, #6, #7.

Pimp my ride? Clue #5: Draw a car, basically.

Why not draw a muscle car?

Clue #6, #7: Make some change, have some fun...add some atmosphere.

I decided to make my car fly. I started from the from the start of the car and everything followed from there. I experimented with a scribbling technique, adding onto the stippling that our TA's showed us in class. I really liked how this assignment allowed us to transform something so, everyday, into something extraordinary and literally, out of this world :).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Clue #2, #3, #4

Clue #2: Develop a series of 25 patterns coming from one inspiration piece. Feel free to exaggerate, repeat, layer, and zoom.

With this...I actually had the most trouble. For the first 15 or so, it wasn't bad, but for the last 10, I started slowing down and it was harder to think of patterns and to let myself use the techniques of exaggerating, repeating, layering, and zooming in and out.

Clue #3: Construct a one-point perspective of a small reading area. Include 3 patterns.

This was a little easier...until it came to choosing the third pattern. I had a hard time deciding where it should go, how large it should be, and how much of the space it should take up. I was scared it would be pattern vomit. :(.

Clue #4: Make 3 copies of your reading area and picking a palette of no more than 4 colors, explore what happens when the colors are applied in different ways and amounts in each perspective.

I really enjoyed this clue. I've figured out that I worked best with vignetting colored pencil. and not coloring the whole item. It's simple, yet it looks SO MUCH BETTER. The grayscale perspective looks kind of shabby to me because I was trying to see what it would look like if I colored all of the bench instead of just splashes of color, and I didn't like how it turned out. However, for the other two, I really like how there is barely any color but you can still get the effect of the warmth of the rooms. I just wish the scanner would have picked up on it more :(.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clue #1

First clue: Draw two public spaces that have meaning to you. Well...when I read this...the fountain and the quad were the first places that popped into my head. I was in a kind of 'stick your headphones in and see where it takes you kind of mood' and I definitely thought that these two places are two of the most known for hanging out and relaxing. The fountain, to me, is a place where I always meet people, so it's like my 'landmark' of UNCG, and it's also a place where I can just sit and 'let my troubles roll by'. The quad, on the other hand, is a place where my Greek Life began. It's where I ran home to ADPi and where I'll be living next semester, so there's a comforting feeling that surrounds me when I'm in the quad.

I know this is going to be a really fun and relaxing assignment. I can't wait to see what the other clues are going to be.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


This was by far one of the best field trips that I have been on. Fallingwater is quite possibly my new favorite place. I love the way that it integrates every little part. Whether it be the interiors with the exteriors of nature, or the furniture with the structure itself. I'm amazed by Frank Lloyd Wright's genius in the fact that he was only on the site one time and drew the plan in about three hours and came up with something so amazing. Monticello and Fallingwater both are architectural marvels in which they were so far ahead of their time. I can't wait to go back to both of these places! And hopefully get to spend more time venturing out and exploring!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Color Schemes.

With these color schemes, I didn't want to put any furniture in them. I want this area to have a wall color change to differentiate the zones of public to private, because this area is the bed/bath area. My artist is Damien Hirst, and since he is an eccentric artist, I think I've decided on going with the analogous scheme, but a little subtler...more like what is actually on the paper than what ended up coming through the scan, and doing mainly white furniture with pops of color with the pillows and accents. This assignment really has helped me progress in the project and helped me decide what direction to take the studio space.


For my studio space, I really want to use green products. Bamboo is a good example of a sustainable resource. I really liked how this marker rendering turned out, so hopefully as the days progress, you'll see more of these :).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In Living Color.

Markers on Marker Paper

Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Colored Pencil on Canson Paper

Watercolor on Marker Paper

This was a really fun assignment. I really enjoyed experimenting with different materials/media. It was interesting to see all the different reactions. Now, looking back on the assignment and seeing my classmates projects, if I could do it over, I'd like to take more risks in the materials I use and how different each section is compared to the next one.