October 9, 2011

Week 1a: Basic Contruction

Create only simple shapes that are either circular or boxy. The goal of this exercise is to familiarize yourself with creating volume on simple shapes. More importantly, this will help you think about your design as DIMENSIONAL form(s) situated in a SPACE. This is not a design exercise, avoid putting extraneous "limbs" to your main shape, do not shade your drawings. I want to see simple shapes with the qualities below.

Things to look for:
  • volume, mass, continuity, clarity, simplicity
  • center lines in vertical and horizontal axis
  • follow-through, wraparound
  • direction of intersection of the axis (remember to put in the ARROW)
  • maintain the integrity of the shape and form
Things to avoid:
  • flattening of the form
  • unclear direction
  • too much details
  • random organic shapes
  • randomness does not create clarity
DO: 50 circular shapes, 50 boxy shapes, 50 combinations of the two

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