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Composition and Storytelling – IAR 112

For our second homework assignment, we needed to choose an ad out of a magazine and mimic it in our sketchbook to reflect our first week back to school. We had no limitations on how many items we needed to use in our drawing but we needed to have it layed out similarly to the ad we chose.

I received my latest edition of Architectural Digest (feb ’10) and I loved the ad on the inside cover.  It is a two page ad for Breguet watches and I adored the simplicity of it.  Here is the original ad first:

I loved how the background was subdued and didn’t overshadow the watch.

And here is my spin on the ad…

I drew a large scale picture of a floor plan for my background.  On the left page, I chose a quote that I love from Architect, Mies van der Rohe.  Then on the right page, I chose two objects… One was the incense burner from our first project and the second one was a shoe.    I chose the shoe because I can now wear two of them.  When I broke my leg and had ankle surgery in December, I was in a cast until last friday.  I went to the doctor and received fantastic news that I can now wear a brace which can be used while I wear a shoe.  I chose to make the shoe slightly larger then the incense burner because I am super excited about being able to walk!!!!

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First Week done… On to the second…….

Wow – first week of school is over.  I am so excited to be back in studio and I am surprised I am excited about taking Biology and a Philosophy class this semester too.  This semester is going to be a challenging one since I’m taking 17 credits. (insert expletive here). I have questioned my sanity for doing so on numerous occasions, but I’m up for the challenge and think that in the end, I will enjoy it. 

Especially when it’s over.

In any event, Welcome back to school everyone!!!

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First Sketch – IAR 112

For our first exercise in Design Visualization II, we were told to find 5 things of meaning to us and sketch them in our new sketchbooks for this semester.  We also needed to use one color appropriately in our drawing, besides the black used for our sketchings.  I decided to write about each one and why it had meaning to me… Here is what I came up with….