Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Composition Page

This is my composition combining some key images from this semester. It was definitely a learning experience while trying to format and print this properly. I think I have room to improve but this isn't bad for a first attempt.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In this version, I combined lots of shading with the dodge and burn tools with shading from a filter-render-lighting effect tool. I also worked on filling in the grass and tree scenery in the window to make it look more life-like. Finally, I changed the walls to green and the ceiling to a yellowish tan which opened up the room a bit.

In this version I really focused on the shadows in the space I darkened all of the areas I thought were in shade with the burn tool and I lightened all of the highlights with the dodge tool. This really enhanced the depth of the drawing.

In this version, I decided to alter the color of my furniture. I changed the couch from brown to green, and the dining chairs from green to a red-purple. The small chair in the living room went from white to gray. Check out the original image below to see the differences between these three and where I began.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Get Loose

Here's my newest rendering... I'm actually very pleased with it. I spent a lot of time on this one trying to work in the style of Drpic and I think it turned out well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ready set render

This is what I consider to be my best rendering of the three we have just completed, followed by Maud Gatewood's painting that inspired my color pallet. My first attempt definitely was a big warm up in remembering skills I have learned last semester. While I did draw a lot over the summer, I did not do too much in the way of rendering with markers. I am looking forward to trying to do better and come up with a more professional image in the next assignment. Practice makes perfect!

3D Models

So this is the model of my space we've been working on so far this semester. I think the model looks fairly decent and is a close representation of what I have drawn on paper. I am starting to figure out how to work faster in the sketchup software, I still feel a bit behind the curve. While making models in sketchup does take me a while, there is no question about how much time it save when I can print an image, and then trace the borderlinves to create renderings as we are doing now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


This image is of a small house I designed a couple of years ago when I was learning how to use sketchup. I had to post it to make myself feel better about how horrible I am at using sketchup now. I'm not sure if there's somthing weird going on with the way my new version installed, or maybe I'm just loosing my mind. Either way, I don't remeber having this much trouble with sketchup when I drew this house. Oh well, I'll figure it out...


Getting back in the groove again... I feel like I forgot so much over the summer. I'm still trying to remember how to do things, including perspective drawing as well as time management. This is the North prespective of my room I've designed that was due on tuesday. I feel pretty good about it, though I guess I should have spent the extra hour and detailed the books on the bookshelf.