This is my final project for my first and only drawing class. It is a representation of a rough draft of my dream house. It is drawn in two point perspective. I did this out of my head without a model, or photographs to look off of. A weakpoint I feel is the grass in front, as well as the perspective on the incline grade that the driveway is supposed to be on. Other than that I feel very happy with this work and feel that it is my best yet.
This was an assignment to demonstrate our understanding of highlight, light, shadow, core shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow, and how these contribute to creating the illusion of three-dimensionality. It is also to practice three different styles of shading: stippling, cross-hatching, and scribbling.
This is an activity in my first and only design composition class in which we are to take two four by four inch squares and cut them up as we pleased and in one half arrange the pieces into a composition that does not resemble a square, while in the other half rearrange the pieces into a composition that looks as if it could easily be pushed back into a square.
This in-class charcoal exercise was to help in our ability to "see as an artist sees." We were given a blurred image and asked to draw what we saw and slowly the image was sharpened. Then when it was clear we were asked to turn our work upside down and then we finally saw what we were drawing- a calla lilly.
This is a rough draft of a yard design for a friend. They did not want to spend a whole lot of money on grading, paving, and a lot of plants. They just wanted to plant some nice plants, create walkways, and flower beds, and a garden space. This is my first formal attempt to draw a plan and it is not complete. I simply include it to show that although I do not have a formal eduacation in designing, it is how I think. I take into consideration the angle of the sun, direction on prevailing wind, erosion on slopes, soil conditions, frost pockets, visual lines, living spaces, and all other aspects that I can think of that go into creating a lasting, functional, sustainable, easily maintained, and appealing design.