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Drawing Design I Winter Quarter 2011-2012 Catalina Florea


Drawing Design I Professor Jason Franz Winter Quarter 2011-2012 Sophomore Level Class University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning


table of contents

0. Preliminary Studies

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1. Freehand Analytical Drawing

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Final Drawing 2. Linear Technical Illustration

16 18

Final Illustration

22

3. Rendered Illustration

24

Final Illustration

28

4. Graphic Representation

30

Final Representation

38

5. Full Spreads

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preliminary studies

A collection of studies and 3 layered line drawings from the beginning of the quarter. It served as a practice and warm up exercise. Even more, it helped in making our decision for the final object choice. Key Notes: Drawing is a form of communication, a way of seeing; It consists in observation and visual research; It requires diligence, investment, precision, patience, unity Key Words: Tangible, energetic, rewarding, spontaneous 2


5 min. Blind Contours top: portable CD player bottom: headphones Key Notes: absorb data, train hand/eye, reveals character

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Negative Space Study hair dryer Key Notes precise, smooth strikes

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3 Layered Line Drawings Prismacolor Colored Pencils hair dryer Studies

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freehand analytical drawing

Create a 3 layered line analytical drawing of an industrial object. Key Notes: Things to keep in mind when drawing are: line weight, your posture, your drawing board’s position, linear perspective, intuitive gesture, proportion, transparency Key Words: Buzz, speed, visible thought, confidence

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Final Object Studies top: 5 min. Blind Contour Sharpie Marker bottom: Negative Space Study Prismacolor Markers

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Quick Object Studies top: Prismacolor Pencils bottom: Graphite Pencils and Pen Key Notes Layer 1 is general, approximate, for reference and exploration, for establishing proportions.

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1 hour Object Studies Prismacolor Pencils Key Notes Layer 2 is for refinement, accuracy, making a statement, getting into details, confirming

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Compositional Studies Point Ball Pen Key Notes Avoid negative interaction with the corners, centering or tangents. Round corners add a bonus to the composition

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3 Layered Line Drawing Hair Dryer Studies

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2 hours 3 Layered Line Drawing top: Prismacolor Pencils bottom: Graphite Key Notes Layer 3 is for declaring, reinforcing, punctuating and finalization. You have to be precise, selective.

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Final Drawing Prismacolor Pencils


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linear technical illustration

Create a mechanical illustration using 3 different line weights, based directly on Project 1. It has to be executed using Adobe Illustrator (mostly employing the pen and shape tool). Key Notes: Line weight variation communicates depth, distance, surface contact, implies and focuses. Key Words: Construction, transparency, visibility, emphasize 18


Negative Space Study First Illustrator Attempt

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Line Weight Studies Sharpie Markers Key Notes Primary line weight is used where the negative space meets the positive space. Softer line weight is used for the interior that isn’t clear.

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Line Weight Studies Sharpie Markers Key Notes Secondary line weight is used for the interior of the object, definable breaks.

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Line Weight Studies Final Illustration


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rendered illustration

Create a monochromatic rendering of the chosen object based directly on Project 2. Key Notes: The experience is the development of the skill and techniques of media rendering emphasizing the six categories of light and materiality of the object. Key Words: Surface, texture, material, volume, light, space

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Practice Rendering Choice of Cube or Cylinder, depending on which one resembles the object


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Practice Rendering Graphite Pencil


Media Experiment Prismacolor Markers Key Notes Every little square should look like it was precious when rendered. Establish surface/edge quality.

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Final Rendering Canson Paper Prismacolor Pencils


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graphic representation

Create a graphic representation of the object, based on Project 1 through Project 3. Key Words: Shape, economy, expression, unified, elegant

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Ideations Negative Space Study

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Ideations

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Ideations

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Ideations

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Ideations

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Ideations

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Ideations

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Final Representation

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full spreads

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