3D Design Modular Assignment

My second project in my 3D Design class was a modular assignment. I was supposed to design and create one module which was to be used in constructing a larger sculpture. Once I found a design that I felt was successful I was to create at least twenty more modules and then, using only those modules, form one overall sculpture. Our final sculpture was going to be looked at in many different lighting situations so I was to specifically consider “value, positive/negative shapes and forms, light and shadow, delineated space, artificial and natural lighting, repetition, rhythm, and balance.”

I started by doing several different sketches, and this image is just one of my first pages of thumbnails.

I decided on a design that I liked, and then built one module to see how the 3D object interacted when placed in different lighting situations. After finalizing my module I then continued making twenty more modules which were exact duplicates of one another.

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Computers & Art Pictogram Assignment

My first project in ART 2400 was to create “three original, interrelated, icons that communicate associated actions, processes, concepts, or objects.” Each of my pictographs had to be done in color as well as in black & white. I had absolutely no idea where to begin with this assignment. I didn’t have any ideas, and had a hard time coming up with possible themes. I finally decided to try and do some sketches surrounding the themes of both music and sports.

After brainstorming several ideas I decided to settle on a central theme of music, but I still wasn’t sure exactly what genre of music, or what specific instruments I wanted to focus on.

After doing several more sketches I decided to focus on the classical and orchestral genre of music, mainly focusing on three different instruments: cello, piano, and timpani.

This was my first experience ever using Adobe Illustrator, so it took me a really long time to piece these three icons together. After making several more changes I finally put together my finished design.

Final design.

Done in Adobe Illustrator.

2D Design Sequential Designs Assignment

My first design project was to create five separate sequential designs of an abstracted human figure. I was required to start with a symmetrical, closed form abstraction and then end with a morphed figure, which was asymmetrically balanced, a nonobjective shape, and an open form.

These were my first thumbnail sketches. I then chose one of these human figures and began to morph it into five different designs.

I worked on several different designs before I decided on this set.

Final series.

Done in ink.