Posts Tagged ‘ rendering ’

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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a farm hand from the Great Depression

Back before i started i.d. a was dabbling in illustration/animation, but never pursued it cuz i wasn’t up to par and lacked the self confidence to think i could make it into the program (SJSU has one of the best illustration/animation programs, as their graduates go on to work for ILM/Pixar/Disney/EA Sports/etc)

I took their intro to illustration class with one of the greatest instructors ever, John Clapp. He taught us 3 things that we would take to our graves: 1) Contrast is the meaning of life 2) Shadows are your friend 3) When in doubt, squint…

The following was one of my main projects, a photorealstic sketch using only dense charcoal and rubber kneaded eraser…we used a subtractive process where you start with a black base and then erase out the rendering, playing with contrast tone…I struggled so hard with this project and my final (a self portrait), as well as life drawing in general…

Some background on the photo i referenced, i forgot who the photographer was but i think was taken during the Great Depression of a farmer or field worker, he was blocking his face with his worn down hand, probably embarassed and distraught…i never finished this rendering, it was one of those work in progress projects, i gave it to my sister…

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