Friday, October 29, 2010

Vote for Today's Trash into Tomorrow's Technologies

Beginning November 1st to the 30th we ask that you vote everyday for
Today's Trash into Tomorrow's Technologies. By voting you are aiding in the effort to to develop a high tech, low-impact recycling facility for UNCG.
Image Credit: Hannah Rose Mendoza and Jonathon Anderson

To find out more about this project visit the [i]blog !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Sketch of a leaf by Laura Kimmel

Since we have recently reviewed your observational sketchbooks and are finding some fantastic representations and experimentations with light and shadow, we ask that you find three successful sketches from your individual observation sketchbook and post these to your blog. For each image write a short statement about the sketch including such details as medium, location, duration, techniques, etc.

In addition to reflecting on your own sketches, seek out the two classmates that are listed under your name on the class blog list and look through their observational sketchbooks. Select a page from each of their sketchbooks that uses a technique that you would like to experiment with in your own sketching practices and post these to your individual blog. Remember to give the student credit for using their image and provide a link to their class blog under the image as displayed above. Reflect on why you selected these sketches and what you find interesting about the techniques.

These 5 images should be posted to your blog by the beginning of class on Thursday, November 4th.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

removing borders in blogger!

To achieve the "all white" appearance on your blog, this code change will remove border & shadows around images in your posts. I wish there were an easier way!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Comments for Pictorial Assignment

Examples to Follow


Jack Kennedy

Elevation Oblique

Beckie Yohn

Plan Oblique

Matt Weikert

Things to Correct or Address:
  • completion of an object [are you seeings all the needed lines to correctly explain it]
  • line quality of circles [no sketchy circles]
  • hidden lines are not needed on pictorial drawings
  • don't draw lines within the circle to show depth [it will read correctly just as a circle or ellipse]
  • think about the layout [center all the views in relation to the paper]
  • lines are perpendicular [make sure you are using the correct angles at all times] [use some form of straight edge to know that your triangle is lined up correctly]
  • size of circles [check the measurements with the handout]
  • use the two different methods for drawing circles in the pictorial views

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Drawing Examples...

Shaded Drawing Example Shaded Drawing by Justin Evans

Contour Drawing Example Contour Drawing by Caroline Buchanan