Art 2 – for 5/24 Crit

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Watch each of the following three short videos related to your current project

AND post a comment with insights you have about each of the videos.

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  1. The first one is really cool, although I was really confuse, and it won’t work for me…I actually prefer the method we are using in class…
    The curve thingy in the second video is really cool, cause I was trying to make a curve roof for my thing, bur it didn’t work out…and I found it hard to draw curve line, especially when we need to add dimensions to them.
    In the third one, those building all look really settle to me which is actually different than what we are working on right now. It’s probably because those are drawn from a different angle.

  2. The Japanese teacher draws the 3D architecture as if it’s a small case. He uses the same method that we use on class by fixing two vanishing points. It is not a hard method, but what makes 3D architecture difficult is the requiring ability to imagine the different aspects of the building and sketch on paper. The second video is very graphic. The painter made his work a playground for cyclist. What attracts me is not the complex structure but the flowing of the lines. I think a flowing and consistence of lines/parts is very important. I want to find a balance when I do mine. I got a head, a body but cannot find the feet to support it. When I use columns, I find they destroy the harmony of the picture; and when I use the ladder, it cannot connect to the overall idea…I supposed I am going to try squares. The third video is an unusual one; it describes how Los Angles arises from primitive world to civilization, then to the destruction of civilization. Among the four pictures, my favorite was “Desolation”. The highway, cutting into half, is wrapped in Ivy leaves. And there is no human except the two lions roaring to the mountains. On the first sight of the picture, I feel me an impression of absolute loneliness; “without people, the world is not but a wilderness”. But I soon find there is also peacefulness, a harmony long exists before the pastoral state. Within a horizon, a new civilization might rise again…On this picture, the painter made such an scence. The same as the second video, the lines is flowing. The curves of mountains, highway and pool echo each other…

  3. It is interesting how in the first video there are only two vanishing points. I think it makes the drawing more confusing but definitely a bit more interesting. With only two vanishing points, there is room for a lot more creativity.
    The second video was cool because the 3D objects were linked together in a way that challenged and confused the viewer. However, it was still incredibly interesting and impressive. I liked how the video took you through the entire drawing by having a biker go through the architecture. I also liked how the building had curves.
    It was really cool to see the architecture and the shapes come to life in the third video. There were actual examples of how these shapes could be portrayed in a drawing.

    I like the way we are working through this process with three vanishing points because it is an easier way to learn how to draw something so complex.

    • Yes, I agree with Sabrina. Although I thought it would actually be much easier to only do two point perspective. The three point, I feel, is more difficult because you are always having to remember a third vanishing point. It may also be the fact that the artist really knew what he was doing so it appeared to me easier.
      The third one is what I found to be most interesting, for the fact that it related to real life. It showed how art is combined with architecture to create an “empire.”

  4. I really liked the first guy…but I feel it is more of a math aned knowledge of tricks than an art. I also really liked the video with the buildings or scenes, and then the destruction of the scenes. I thought these showed a real transformation from math, to art. Or from a formula, to emagination. This aspect of the project we are working on I really like…when something linear becomes something origional and interesting…in terms of finding perspectuive and knowing the tricks, I think this is cool to know how to do but it is not as compelling as what is going on in the second video.

  5. How did the artist in the second video create 3 dimension without using vanishing points? How interesting.
    The third video was very inspiring because the series of destruction was powerful. The 3d perspective didn’t seem to be created by vanishing points so much as shading from the sun.
    We enjoyed the first video because of the rope. It is a neat invention. 🙂

  6. the first video helped me with more techniques on how to do different perspectives with details and making in really interesting and visually engaging. I thought the second one was really fun to watch and also gave me new ideas. The perspectives and different structures were really interesting, especially how he made the structures that were curved. I found the third really cool to watch because of the sort of story line it had and how it kind of gave an insight on humanity and history.

  7. The first video showed me how patient and meticulous you have to be to undertake a project like this. I mean it probably took this guy about forty minutes to draw five squares. And you can’t do this kind of thing if you’re not working as hard as you can or else it will look terrible. I also want to try using ropes for perspective; it looks like that would be more accurate.

    The second video is astounding because the perspective is really good even though the artist didn’t have any way to measure vanishing points (unless he taped paper to his computer screen or something).

    The third video shows how you can use perspective in actual paintings. The paintings are beautiful, and you can’t immediately see the lines and vanishing points used in the perspective.

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