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Dominique…the paper and pen connoisseur

A quick sketch of Domy…hows that there tooth on that canson paper? hahahah

Return to the ID Room…where it all began…

It’s always so nice to step into the old studio where you:  spent days and nights sketching and cad’d it up in, drowned yourselves in rockstar drinks, almost OD and die on redline, crashed out on the couch or table and woke with magoo all up in your face, got yelled at for bringing foam into, glued gi joes to the ceiling, discovered goatse and tubgirl (do not ask), puked all over the tables after a rough night of drinking, etc….

….Dom and I broke back into the room where it all started for us this past weekend (the old ID Studio @ SJSU) and were so happy to see sketches on the walls, messy tables, new couches (thank god), and the biggest time waster-the dart board…

Here are a few of the sketches on the walls…you guys make us so proud and keep on sketching…and thanks ID Room for all the memories!!!

another guy with a top hat! Sketch

Number 2 pencil and a fine tip sharpie.

Hockey Helmet

Inspiration comes from so many different places, things you see, events in your life….especially when hockey playoff season starts!  Haha! Sketched these, and many other pages out, before going over to Easton Bell for an interview….worked on a few more after the Sharks won a crazy game last night OT.  Gotta work on sketching human heads, get that proportion down….none the less, pretty fun to sketch out!

Assignment #8…sketch breakdown

This was our Assignment 8 for Dom’s class (he let me be his sidekick to help him out this semester)…we basically had them take an existing product and break it down to its fundamental primitive shapes, and then had them closely study its overall form and sketch it out in perspective with orthos…most our students only had photos from the web to reference so it was a bit challenging…the ultimate goal for this assignment was to understand how to see past all the small details (logos, finishes, etc) and really hone in on the proportion, the build up of primitive forms,  how to sketch a simple product with those primitives  in multiple perspectives, and working/referencing the orthos…

Dom will be posting up the upcoming demo’s soon, we just gotta scan em in…so here are quick snap shots of the building process

Always start with roughed out orthos to understand the overall form and proportions

play around with perspective with rough thumbnails

study the subject matter, its design, primitive forms and subtleties

now that we have the supporting material we can start to sketch it out…

Printer Sketch

Really quick printer sketch… bic ball point black/red on bond paper.

smart truck

What if Smart Car…..made a truck?  While I was working the other day, I stared out the window at a Smart Car and thought….wow, it might be cool if they made a cute little truck.  Make it a bit longer, add a really short bed, could be pretty sweet!  ….no no, not a Isuzu Brat….a Smart Truck! 

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

Top o’ da mornin to yah!…actually afternoon…my wonderful co-worker asked me to sketch her a leprechaun and so i did…this is my first mobile post shot on me iPhone…man, i could so go for a irish car bomb right now! who’s in?!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Lineweights!

It has been ONE whole year since our first post here @ Lineweights!  We want to thank everyone who takes valuable time out of their day to check out some of our work.  We have big things planned for 2010, so please stay tuned and hope that you continue to enjoy Lineweights!  Happy Birthday Lineweights!

Circles Inside Squares

Recently, Jon and I were asked to teach the Visulaization 1 class @ SJSU Industrial Design.  It is something we both aspiring to do someday in the future…and that future is now.  We are now 3 weeks into the class and the students seem to be responding really well, and bring a positive attitude to class everyday.  Hopefully from their point of view we are able to connect, communicate, educate and inspire.  I felt like the Circles Inside Squares demo was a great spot to start with our new posts for the class (as several other components that we have taught already appear here on LW’s).  Enjoy!

First, sketch this out on a sheet of paper, cut it out and fold it up into a 6 sided cube.

Now, using your cube…sketch out what you see.  Play with Perspective Views, View Angle, Eye Level of the cube…and then freehand the ellipses on each showing side of the cube!

Some Guy

Random sketch while i was in class.

warmups before class starts!!

Some quick stuff before the semester starts. Still have a few robots I have to get out of my head since the last project. Drawing some boxes to practice that perspective. I was on the Caltrain up to San Francisco and decided to draw a train. Board drinking a coffee and had my watch to draw.

Monkies, Guns and Life

Sketching random things you see or imagine and composing them into one sketch, can be a pretty interesting way to spice up your content.  This is a combination of both things I came across, like the older gentleman on the right, the hand gun, and the city in the background…the skull, rocket ships and monkey in the space suit are from a Digital Art magazine.   Had a bunch of fun with this sketch, hell…who doesn’t like drawing monkeys?

Muji fine point pen, sharpie fine point, on Brown Paper