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Foundations of Design : Representation, Sem 1, 2017 PORTFOLIO Ei Shwe Zin 996768 Studio 03 - Liang Hu


MEASURED DRAWING OF A CROISSANT

Working around a croissant was definitely a new thing for me and it completely changed my perspective of a simple croissant. Throughout the working process, different techniques of hatching were learnt and adopted to present in the actual journal. II learnt the cross hatching method and found it to be the most effective method to play around the light intensities. Even though croissant seems to be the most simpliest thing to be found in every super market, if you have a deeper look onto it, there are many shades and lines involved in it. I learnt the hatching method and learnt how to use photoshop to portray better images while doing this assignment.

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NEW MARIO WORLD The making of new Mario world. The whole projection produced from the 2D screenshots are completely projection with full imagination with the influence of actual mario world. For the mountains, different shades of green has been used to show the light intensity. As the main concept of the module was to have elements in the projection and not to portray a narrative element so there are no connections between the elements placed in the projection. Dark red has been used for the outlines to stick out from the rest and to show the distinctiveness of each elements and to also show the existence.

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Illustrated combined Mario world . The two screenshots that were given were analysed closely and lines were drawn perpendicularly so that correct axonometric projection is done. Then mario world was researched to look for elements and drawing the elements in an axonometric way was a challenge. DIfferentiatiating the elements on whether its portrayed in an isometric or axonometric was more challenging. But after completing the assignment, I learnt the difference between isometric and axonometric projections. Later, the use of colour gradients was made clear through the use of illustrator.

Annotate your drawing

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PAPER LANDSCAPE

The making of new landscape Insert 50 to 80 words describing your paper model. Explain how you make differentiation through surface and pattern. What are you trying to achieve? Is it successful? [75-100 words] The model consists of 5 mini modules and each modules represent each buidling figures in today’s society. As the model represents part of the Tasmanian plan, The pointy figures represent the mountains, the open capped figures represent the factories, the two triangle shaped figure represents the suburban houses and the rest of the figures represents all the other buidlings which are located in the city. Surface and pattern is differentiated through the use of attractor curve in the rhino software. The consistence of the pattern is maintained through the use of similar models.

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Close up shot of a section of the model

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Many attempts were done to get to the final model with consistent flow of pattern and surface. After creating various modules using rhino and trying to unrol them to see if they’re developable or not was a challenge. Most of the modules looked a perfect fit but they were not developable so had to delete them out of the plan. Finally, the model was completed with the use of the above 5 modules.

Unrolling of each modules

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INVISIBLE CITY

[Thekhla The representation of the city is made through the use of different characters involved in the building of the city. While reading the excerpt that was given to me, the elephant in the room was “construction�. So in the city that I represented, different professions were portrayed through different columns such as the basic worker; like individual contracters who carry out all the jobs included in building a house/city, then planners such as urban planners or architects then the government officials. They all are highly important in building a city; they can either make it or break it. Different tensions and flow of professions have been indicated through various symbols.

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The above screenshot shows the basic workers and the urban planners in different columns to show the differences in classes and their perspectives.

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This screenshot shows the government officials and basically all the three professionals included in the whole city to show the importance of all three individuals.

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REFLECTION Coming from a background with no actual artsy knowledge, the whole semester was a bit overwhelming. But nevertheless, it was a great journey. Learning to sketch from scratch was immensely interesting and found out there are many different ways of sketching for instance cross hatching, which I used in my first module. Moving on to photoshop, learning to play around with the colour intensity and light shadows was very helpful to present a high quality image with better attractions. Illustrator was also introducted for outlining and coloring in one of the modules. It all escalated so fast and in no time, we were learning the complicated software, Rhino. Not only the workshops were helpful, lectures were a helpful resources as well to give us a brief information about the module and what we will be working towards and what is the goal. I found Module 3’s lecture very interesting in which the lecturers talked about the pattern and surface. The way pattern was introduced to us was very interesting as the lecturer gave us the real life example such as the Flinders station so that we know what is expected of us to portray the pattern in the upcoming module. I gained lots of skillset as mentioned above but most of all, I learnt cooperation. Friends were helpful throughout the semester and lhe tutor as well. Even though I passed all the modules, I am not quite happy with the result because I feel like there’s a room for improvement in most of the modules. If only I was less lost within the modules and could manage the time better and juggle more things at a time, things would have turned out better. Overall, it was a great experience to be part of a great class.

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Final portfolio  
Final portfolio