Posts Tagged ‘ Lineweight ’

Motorcycle Sketch Demo- 1968 Benelli 175cc

I have been meaning to sketch out my motorcycle (my grandpa’s old bike) for some time now.  I started with just a simple papermate fine point on marker paper with the sketch below.  Feeling out the shapes, silhouette, proportions and placement of each part.  There is lots of room in the engine area, because Benelli used this frame for 4 different size engines (125, 175, 250 and 360cc!).  Click on each image below for the step by step demonstration!

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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!

SF Zoo Sketch Crawl- Review

We wanted to share with everyone the wonderful work that everyone that came out on June 14 @ the SF Zoo.   Sketching animals that are moving around, at a pretty good distance can be quite a challenge…but so many people did such fantastic work! Also, check out the photos that our 2 wonderful photographers shot all throughout the day!  Thanks again all, and please share it with every person on this big happy planet you know!

Oh, before I forget….would anyone be interested in getting this work in a MINI BOOK form?

Who didnt get a copy of our first SKETCH BOOK?  Hit us up, we will hook you up with one!  They turned out awesome Jon!

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Sketch Crawl @ SF ZOO- June 14th

Hello all,

Lineweights would like to invite you to a sketch crawl @ the SF Zoo on June 14th.  This event is open to all, so please spread the word and bring friends (help us guerilla market this, print and pass out the flyers:) !  We need you to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve discount tickets for entry into the Zoo.  Email us at lineweights@gmail.com to RSVP.  We plan on sketching from 12-5pm, and just like the premise of Lineweights…this event is very simple, for everyone to grow/learn/sketch together.  To follow, we will meet at the Riptide (right around the corner) for cocktail hour.  We hope to see you then!

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HKT this is for you!

HKT, just wanted to say thanks for sending over the Carl Liu sketch book…if ya’ll have not seen it, please check it out.  Its pretty dope work!

http://www.carlliu.com/?page_id=6

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Inaugural Lineweights…

Hello all,

As the inaugural posting for Lineweights, it just seemed right to start with the tools we work with and how they can play an important role in a sketch.  We will be posting sketches daily from our sketchbooks…as a creative expression, a means for progression and hopefully a bit of inspiration for  others…. so please check back.

Enjoy Lineweights!

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