Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inspired Composition

For this project we created a composition in photoshop featuring multiple assignments over the past month. We used the floorplan, black lined perspective, photoshopped version of our rendered perspective, and the Maud Gatewood painting we got our colors from. I titled this project "Inspired Design" because the room we desgined was inspired by two different things. The very first assignment we had to draw a grid based on a perspective that inspired us. Then our rendered perspectives were inspired by the colors found in Gatewood's work. This assignment has really furthered my skills with photoshop and now the process of printing an 18' x 24' document.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photoshop Fun #3

For the last one I adjusted the levels once again. Then I used the paintbucket tool to change colors of objects and also give it a more "cartoony" look. I was surprised at how accurate it was with staying in the lines. I used it on certain lines in the image because I thought it looked really cool. I also used it to make the ceiling lighter in order to make the room seem larger. I used the burn/dodge tool to add and take away shadows.

Photoshop Fun #2

In the next one I also used the dodge tool to lighten shadows. I adjusted the levels to get rid of unevenness on the floor, which was much easier than the technique I used in the first one. I used the clone stamp tool to fix little mistakes. I used the polygonal lasso tool to separate my scale figure from the image and darken him because I felt he was too bright. I used the lasso tool, paint brush, and the multiply option for the layers to change the colors of certain objects.

Photoshop Fun #1

For this assignment we got to take our latest rendering and play around with it in photoshop. We had a workshop lesson about the basics of photoshop and now we will create 3 new renderings from the one image. In this one I experimented with the dodge tool to lighten some of the shadows and smudges that were too dark. I also used it to add highlights. Then I played with the hue/saturation to create a whole new color scheme.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

West Perspective Rendering

For this assignment we were to choose another view from our sketch-up model and render it by hand. We could either do it in a really clean and polished style or the sketchy style. I decided to do mine clean in order for people to better understand all of the straight lines.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


For this assignment we were to take the sketch-up image from my previous post an create 3 different styles of rendering. To do this you have to either trace over the image or use transfer paper to copy all of the lines. We also were only able to use four colors inspired by a Maud Gatewood painting. I chose this painting:

This first style is very clean and polished:

The second is somewhat clean, but also sketchy:

The third style is inspired by Ivo Drpic and is supposed to be completely loose and free.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This is the East perspective from our first sketch-up assignment. We're going to use this image to create hand renderings.

Friday, September 11, 2009

North Perspective

This is another perspective view of the room we have created in Suzanne's class. This is the north view. One of the main things we needed to focus on was line weight, things closer to the viewer have thicker lines.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So you think you can draw #1

Our first assignment for the weekly contest was to draw a joint. I chose to draw the clasp on a German stein.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Draw your neighbor

This is a drawing exercise from last week to get us back into the habit of drawing.