Monday, January 31, 2011

Bang Bang!

Second project for Space studio was to invent a multi-task gadget that could do five different actions.
For thinking of a multi-task product to invent, I automatically think of steam punk. Steam punk products have so many gadgets that do many different things. I started looking at the steam punk gun and how it can shoot different things out of it. That’s when I started to think of a gun that would have Chap Stick at the end of it. I had the idea of sticking things to the gun like Chap Stick, nail file, and a phone. After looking at many handguns, I stumbled upon a tiny magnum gun. Just like the gun ladies would carry in all the action movies. Instead of having the gadgets stick to the gun, they could be in the barrel of the magnum. That is when I started thinking of what else I could add to the barrel. How about pepper spray, tic-tacs, or an energy shot? This gun is what every lady in this world needs. This gun could be called the Rape/Date Gun. If you are going on a date, you can prepare for it by filing your nails, putting on chap stick, taking a tic-tac, or even taking an energy shot. This gun can also protect you if the date goes bad or you run into some trouble on the way home. Just turn the barrel to the pepper spray and then you will be prepared. Another interesting aspect of the gun is that it carries a tiny emergency cell phone in the handle. The size of the gun might scare people away by itself so that will help even more. I didn’t want the gun to be as tiny as the original lady magnum.

The way the gun is used by the woman could be pretty fooling to the eye. Imagine a lady walking across the street and she pulls out what looks like a magnum just to have a tic-tac. Be astonished ladies! This gun will prepare and protect you from anything!

Here are my sketches:

Here is the model I made and what it became!
The model gun is made out of cardboard. The final gun is made out of Styrofoam with a layer of water putty on top of it. It is hard as rock! While building this I was listening to a Kill Bill classic song: Bang Bang

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Practice makes perfect! We are starting to focus on fabrics and ribbon to understand values in color!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sketchbooks for Drawing Studio

We get sketchbooks assignments once every week in Drawing Studio. Here they are...
Monochromatic: Blue
Replicating a Masterpiece: Van Gogh
Eating on the job.

Friday, January 14, 2011


For drawing Studio 2, my teacher set up a still life with two skulls and one mold face, surrounded with fabric. She set up three lights surrounding the still life. A red one on the left. A green one in front. And a blue one on the right. This gave us a range of colors to put into our still life. I chose to steer away from the skulls and just draw the mold face. Here it is...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Frozen Disaster!

First project for Space Studio for this quarter.

WHAT: Produce a cardboard object that is solid in form and reacts to a studio stool in an interesting way. HOW: Construct using only cardboard and one type of adhesive. Working with cardboard for this project sounded like a huge challenge. I was scared that the cardboard would be difficult to work with. However from the beginning, I had an idea stick with me. Involving the stool, I wanted to show the stool tipping over with boxes falling off of it. I then realized I was faced with a dilemma because I wanted to capture the frozen motion of the boxes falling off the stool. Creating a miniature model helped demonstrate the exact motion of the falling boxes off the stool. I had to think of the before and after as well as the present. The before would be the stool standing up with boxes piled up on top of it. Then the after would be all the boxes piled up on the floor. I then thought of other things I could explore with the falling boxes. The boxes could either be ripped apart like broken glass or become burnt into a crisp, as they get closer to the ground. Another dilemma I began to be faced with was how I am going to display the boxes in mid air. I decided to run fishing line through each box and glue the line to the box so it won’t move. Then I would use invisible cord to hang the heavy stool from the ceiling. The invisible cord is attached to the ceiling using S-hooks. Altogether, the final display looks like it is a frozen disaster.

This project is displayed in the north entrance of DAAP. It won't be there long so here are some pictures!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Today we learned the major color systems that we are going to learn about this year. Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triadic. We then demonstrated Monochromatic, Inherent Colors, and Saturation. First we had to do a monochromatic scale on the drawing we did last class. I realized it wasn't monochromatic at all. But hey it still looked good. Below that is the correct monochromatic scale.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm Back!

Hope you all enjoyed your holidays! I had a long break to relax from all the hard work at school. I am now ready to get back to drawing! First day of drawing class we were told to get some new pastels. I didn't know what my teacher meant. Why would I have to buy new pastels for this class? Well she said nupastels. Nupastels are hard pastels. We had to use the color red and draw the still life with its monochromatic colors. To help my teacher put a red light on to the still life. This was just to practice using the nupastels and to slowly introduce us to color. I missed using color!!! Here is the still life....
and this is my drawing...