Posts Tagged ‘ housewares sketch ’

Viz One @ SJSU…final day

We had such a great opportunity this year to teach Viz 1 @ SJSU and what a journey it has been! We would like to thank our class for all their hard work and dedication this semester and especially for weathering the tough critiques…they certainly poured out the mileage…just to remind everyone this is the first design course in our ID program, so there is still much to be learned and gained, and after their performance we definitely believe they are ready to kick ass in Viz 2…

This was their final…to redesign a housewares product…show us your understanding of perspective, construction, lineweight, rendering in monochrome (baby steps before color), shadows, and of course their first stab at redesigning something…here are some snap shots of what they presented to us…

We posted up their first day sketches (they were so embarrassed) and had them post their finals directly underneath to show their progress, or not.

To help them drive their designs and push their boundaries, we had them create inspiration boards, from steam punk to aliens that exercise really drove them.

From fun and whimsical to modern to speed and flow…

Construction, perspective, quick thumbnails for concept generation, and monochromatic renders (next term will be color and materials)

Again, thank you to our class…remember to keep on sketching over the summer, keep it loose, and never get complacent, always hungry-never full!

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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…

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