Thursday, December 23, 2004

Here is Renee and I on Halloween. We were giving candy out to the kids outside my building. Also we attended the Halloween Castro street party afterwards. CRAZY. (yeah I know its Christmas)

Speedy sketch done on grey canson paper with prismacolor pensil. It was then scaned and imported into Photoshop to give some boring gears a more dramatic presence

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Nesmith Cougar peanut scale tissue covered balsa flying model built from scratch. Sometimes I get tired of drawing ; )
The final project for Design Drawing 2 for the 04 fall semester. The assignment given was to design a pair of mountain climbing goggles that could fold up when not in use and have tinted lenses that could either be removed or turn clear in extreme conditions. Factors such as, very low temperatures, durability and protection, fit and finish, ergronomics, UV blocking, use with a helmet, and styling all had to be taken into consideration. The first panel illustrates the ideation of the product, the second is the function, and the third is the product in use. I took a chance with this and desided to use bright red Canson paper. Over all it turned out very nice. On the 1st panel there are some orthographics of a human head that didn't seem to come out in the photo. Also on sheet one the blue lensed goggle picture is a pop-up that can be folded away in the same manner as they would really function. This picture does not do the display justice. (marker, prismacolor pensil, and nue pastels on red canson)
Center panel displaying the function of my goggle design done in Design Drawing 2. Some of the darker colors (i.e. the arrows) didn't photograph well upon the red paper, however in life this was an impressive display.
Final project in Materials and Processes. I took apart a toy car entirley illustrated the gear dive function. At the bottom is a parts list that displays the tooling costs and type of materials everything is made of as well as other manufacturing information.
Side project done to participate in the Design Problem Solving final assignment: Build a completley atonamous vehicle that travels upon Lionel tracks picks up an egg from one station and delivers it to another at the top of an incline. The highlights of this robot are the gear driven shaft drive, adjustable switch activatiors (the wires), and a neoprene (wet suit material) egg receptical. The egg depositing mechanisum is made of acrillic and powered by a 16oz beer can cut into slices (similar to a leaf spring) afixed under it. Only two vehicles out of a dozen acomplished the objectives and this was one of them.
Final rendering in Digital Imaging. The gears were built using llustrator, the vectors were then transfered to painter and rendered. Finally the Painter picture was brought into Photoshop to puch up the contrast as well as add the background bar.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

The original Laptop drawing done in marker and neu pastel. One can see the differences from the computer version, Obviously this renderings warm display screen so promently deliniated was a mistake. However I still think this to be a better rendering than was done in painter. (mabey you need to see it in real life)

Old school flash unit for an SLR camera. Two communication layouts done in Design Drawing 2. Prismacolor indigo blue
Design Drawing 2 assignment, "hand held electronic device" from life. I sketched a game cube controller in prismacolor pensil.

Sydney Opera House sketched in prismacolor pensil for Design Drawing 2

Tea cup done in first semester modelmaking 1. Made out of insta-cast. Molds were made by vaccum forming around a foam model.
Color and Design Final painted in gouache

Monday, November 22, 2004

This laptop was built in Adobe Illustrator, the vectors were then exported to Corel Painter and the illustrator sketch was rendered.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Midterm project in design problem solving last spring (04). This is a balsa wood bridge with a span of two feet. It is 3in wide at the center and 7.5 on the ends. The glue used was Elmers wood glue. It supported over 60 lbs before it sheared strait down the middle. I wanted to create a space frame stuctured bridge that was going to be as strong as a typical arch/strait beam bridge. 60lbs was the minimum for an A but i still think that the overall design could be improved given the time. The key features are that no single support member is made up of more that two peices of 1/8" balsa strips and that it is wider upon the ends. Overall this is a very good balsa bridge example.
Yet another Design Problem Solving project, this one was an inclass assignment. We were broken up into teams and given a 4'x8' peice of cardboard, two steel rods and four rubber wheels, then asked to build a soap-box racer. Well here it is, no. 7. Not only was ours the fastest in the class but after tha races and several bloodly students helmets gloves and leathers were required for all classes afterwards. In the top corner is a viniet of me getting preped for a race against a fellow classmate.
The Darkness was the name given to this hydrolic arm. It's controled using 6 syringes and an electric motor (rotation). The arm was built out of 1" x 1/2" balsa to keep things light. It had to stack blocks, place a pencil into a hole (shone), put a pool ball on a pedistol, and finally pick up a glass of water and pour it into another. Each event was timed, and we worked in teams. Our arm due to its simplicity took speed records in the block stack and pencil drop.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Side view of the same car built in Perspective class and rendered in Photoshop 101.
Final project in Perspective 101 first semester. The car took over 10 hours to plot every point exactly in 2 point perspective. Check out the detail of the headers on the Isometric engine. Overall a fun class. Teaches the basic mathematics of perspective that are used by all 3D rendering and CAD programs. Of course we did it all in analog ;)
Two portraits I did during Color and Design class second semester. They are in gouache. Warhol is true blue monotone, and Dali is blue/yellow analigous.
Fiberglass speakers built during second semester in Form Development. The drivers were taken from Mac desktop series speakers, the speakers covers are silk covering vacume molded styrine finished in sea foam green. These were painted with ferrari paint that costs about $20 for 4oz. They really work too.

Photoshop 101

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Hello to anyone who I give this address to. . . Mostly friends and family. This is my new site so that I can display some pictures and stuff. I'll also put up some happenings in San Fran.