Sunday, September 28, 2008

Final Twig Project

This was my final twig project. Overall I was very satisfied with the outcome of this project. As you can see I created each side of the circles a different color. The reason was to cause a question of where the reflection was coming from. By using the cardboard I realized that the twigs were being held up in a way that didn't bend the paper and made my project as a whole stay up stronger.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Twig Sketch Graphic

When working on our first twig model we were asked to turn in a graphic. This was the very first graphic done in class.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Twig Sketch Models

The twig project was a basic model that we had to create by using 12 twigs and one binding agent. When thinking about this project I could not come up with anything, however, I started playing around with the twigs and paper to see what I could come up with. When creating my first model I was satisfied with my ideabut not by the way that I had put it together. The paper that I used was to weak to hold the sticks and the center was to heavy for the paper.

Since the paper was to weak I thought about creating something sturdier to hold up the center piece. This is where I got the idea for using cardboard. Some difficulties I came across when creating this model were cutting my circles to get the cardboard to look decent on the edges. However the only binding agent that I found was strong enough to hold up the twigs and cardboard was hot glue. This created another problem because I didn't like the look it created on my project.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Roommate's ring. I was looking at it and decided that it would be something nice to draw.

Drafting Drawings

During Stoels week we did orthographic drawings.
We learned about perspective, orthographic and oblique drawing.
However, when I did this exercise in particular I learned a lot about
scales. Using the different scales on the architectural rulers
we were asked to redraw the drawing on the book. I really
enjoyed doing these drafting drawings.

Orthographic Drawings

Orthographic drawings seemed very easy at first. However, when going over the right way to draw these views I realized that I wasn't really drawing them the right way. You have to look deeper into the views and put them all together until you get the final drawing. Orthographic drawings have multiple ways to be drawn.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Drawing the cubicle was very challenging to me. When doing this drawing we were asked to just use pens and not being able to erase made it hard.

Friday, September 19, 2008


This drawing was from a warmup in class.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

12 Twigs Issues

Place for 12 Twigs

In class we discussed many issues that were seen throughout everyone’s projects. The main points were contrasting, defining strategy, focus and variety reduction. As a whole class we all need to work on crafting. There are many attempts until we actually get to the final object. Overall we all need to work on putting things together and not making the edges look rigid. Another factor is Variety reduction. One of the projects had many things that caught people’s eyes. So what you had to do was decide between layers and colors. In Focusing, we should focus on the first project and on one thing rather than trying to make many things stand out on our project.
My project had many changes. Instead of just placing the twigs on the base Tommy Lambeth suggested that I make multiple disk and place the twigs within the other circle bases. One of the mayor problems was the fact that my bases were made out of thin paper so the twigs that were placed inside to resemble the outside shape made the paper curve in which gives it a bad look if you are looking at it from the top. Also instead of having the paper hold the structure up I should use the twigs to hold them up. Making it more abstract looking and keeping the paper white so that the twigs will stand out.


In Theory Hour I learned about Architecture 2030. Mr. John Lynn quoted “We are the storm on this planet”. By this he means that “we” as a whole are ruining this planet. Some characteristic of a storm (us) is constructive/destructive, we are agents of transformation, dynamic even, not a place or a thing, and It's a process. 2030 has many challenges some of them are measurable target goals, benchmarked timeline, Building Design Leader and carbon use/ operate buildings. AIA 2030’s objective is to make everything carbon neutral by 2030, especially buildings that are already built. They are big on recycling and protecting environment. The point is that many times we tend to create Global Warming. This means that we ourselves alter the environment. One of the example is how they decided to build underneath the church yet, they kept the outer structure as well as the red roof. This building is located in the center of a very busy street, however, since it is very small it stands out.
The new types of things they are trying to change is everybody going green, changing blueprints and guidelines. We learned that we are the ones that are transforming this world by each second do to the way that we live on this planet.
Some statistics were as follows: CARBON NEUTRALITY
50% now
60% 2010
80% 2020
100% 2030

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chair Hatching

I really enjoyed this exercise. Hatching makes you look more at the shape rather then the texture.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Log Warmup

Ambidextrous drawing

In this assignment we were asked to draw both hands using the opposite one each time. So when I drew my left hand I used my right hand and when I drew my right hand I used my left hand. As you can see I am a right handed person.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


So this is my project with 12 twigs so far.
It somehow reminds me of a candle holder because of the way it has the little place in the center that looks like it holds something. In class one of the assignments is to find a precedent, something that reminds us of our project.

Even though this candle holder is a different shape then my actual project the way that the slanted sides make up the object itself and also makes up the center reminds me a lot of my project. If you see my project it has the same shape on the outside as well as the inner shape. The way the twigs make up the inner shape and the way they also make the outer shape looks similar to the slanted sides of both the outer shape and inner shape of the candle holder.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


FINAL MODELThis was our first project that we were asked to create. When designing my Place for a Leaf I concentrated on the basic characteristics of the leaf; the color of the veins and the shape of the outside of the five segments that come out of the leaf. The five segments coming from it reminds me of the way our hand has five fingers and the vein running through it. My final project is shown above.

At the beginning of my project I started with five basic ideas that eventually lead up to create the hand.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blind Contour of Final Leaf Project

In class we were asked to look at our project and draw it using the Blind Contour method. This consisted of drawing our leaf project by just looking at the project itself and not the paper. This method helps me understand that sometimes we have to focus more on the shape and line itself rather then the space and shape inside the lines.

Negative Space

Negative space drawings make me concentrate more on the inner space of the object and not so much on the outer lines and details of it.

As well as the negative bicycle drawing which also shows that you have to concentrate on the inner lines such as the stokes of the bike.

Sunday, September 7, 2008



Lettering #2

MESS #3 (Purses)

This mess was inspired by the closet at my house. When looking for a mess I opened up my closet and saw the purses laying there in an order that made me want to try and draw. The final drawing turned out better then I thought.

MESS #2 (Messy Table)

I'am a very stubborn person so i decided to draw a mess that shows how whenever I go somewhere I always tend to spill my drink. Also I hate the way that when you go to a fastfood restaurant the ice is always spilling over.

MESS #1 (Trashcan)

A trashcan is always messy and to top it off there is always some kind of creature in it.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Upside down

Purse Mess

Typical mess in a purse. Cellphone, keys, pen, wallet and my camera battery.