Thursday, 23 November 2017

Late Drawing Entry | Results from Kit | Minor Project | Year 3

Here is a late response to my kits that I sent out. This drawing is by Layla (aged 7) and I've been told I'm not allowed to remove the smudges as "they are part of it!"

Her world includes:
  • Portals with parking spaces (you park your spaceship on the roof)
  • Another portal that leads anywhere but its favourite is the beach. Portals all lead to different places
  • House floating - can land on platform
  • Robot pet shop. Sells all pets as robots and some are radioactive and glow in the dark.
  • Disco trampoline changes lights with each bounce.
  • Light up pool (mood lighting) Comes with a calm pool for if you've had an angry swim. 
Her responses to the questions are as follows:
What does your home look like? - intergalactic!
How are you cooking your dinner? - Ultra violet combined with gamma rays
How are you watching TV? - EVERYWHERE
What is your mode of transport? - Levitating
What are you/your children playing with? - BIG robots and bouncy slide
Describe your garden/outdoor space - Blue grass that glows in the dark with light up flowers
What can you see from your window - space ships

What is the year 2500 like to live in?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Question and Answers | Page Spreads | Minor Project | Year 3

These are some of the double page spreads from my Art Of. I've tried to include everyones responses that I had for every question even if its just a written response. These aren't the cleanest but I'm hoping by the January deadline that I would have had some more responses back which I can then include.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Maya Experimentation | Maya | Minor Project | Year 3

I've begun to take peoples drawings and convert them into basic Maya models. This is not only to get the shapes right and to start getting a range of them converted but to allow me to experiment with textures and lighting techniques.

The plastic cup is a brilliant example. Just by adding a realistic glass/plastic texture to the piece, it really adds a new dimension. I also want to find a way to add a black outline over the piece to tie it to the original drawings. If possible I'm hoping to use the original drawing over the top but I'm not sure how easy this would be.

This is the latest drawing that I'm experimenting with. The basic shape of the 'sky domes' have been translated and the basic textures added. The sky domes are now glass and the posts have been given a generic texture for now.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Inspiration for the Future | Minor Project | Year 3

I've been looking for inspiration for my project. I've had no input during the drawing stage and I feel like its thrown me slightly off balance. Now that I have a range of designs back, I'm trying to find ways to tie all of them together. I thought that YouTube may have a variety of futuristic videos that I could watch that might make something 'click' for me be this an idea for a colour scheme or something else.

The Two Ronnies were way ahead of their time. This gorgeous sketch shows just how over the top the future could really be. Originally broadcast in October 1976, its a great reminder that this could have been a reality.

The ideas behind this video are very useful towards my project. The ideas seem to back up several peoples drawings and ideas but the imagery used coincides with what I've been thinking surrounding colour. The drawings I've been given are black outlines only, no colour. This is by design as it allows me to connect the drawings together with colouring myself should I need to. Black, silver and white seem to be a reoccurring selection of colours. Metallic blues and greys also crop up too.

This video answers one of my questions - how are you cooking your dinner? Its scary to think that we've already reached this level of advance robotics.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Results from Kits - People's Drawings | Minor Project | Year 3

These are the results that I have received from my kits so far. These are scanned with no tinkering. For each set of results I have scanned the paper and tracing paper separately and then with them overlapped if this was how they were meant to be. I have also written each person's name and either their career or university course. 

Beth Sargent - Fashion Media and Promotion

Michael Ryan - Electrician

Josh McTear - Design for Theatre, Film and Production

Kirsty Wren - Security Guard

Sally Ryan - Patient Transport

Pat Ryan - Retired

Terry Johnson - Tea Drinker