3D Design Final

Figurative Sculpture:

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This sculpture is figurative in that it is an almost exact shape of a duck.

Sculpture using primarily point, line and plane:

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This piece was made using wire. It uses several points to create lines that ultimately form a triangle.

Sculpture using primarily rhythm and balance:

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This piece uses primarily color to create a balance within itself and has a rhythm of grays and blues throughout it.

Sculpture using primarily volume:

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This piece has much negative space inside of it, which gives it volume that adds to the hollowness of it.

Sculpture using primarily scale change:

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This piece uses scale change in that it is made of of a glass ball that lights up to create large patterns inside of a tent.

An example of modular design:

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This piece uses modular design in that it uses the same and similar shapes throughout it to create a larger shape.

Sculpture using space:

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The sculpture uses space in that positive and negative space is used to bring the piece together.

Sculpture creating movement:

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The piece creates movement in that it gives a feeling that it is going away from the center and will drift out into the abyss.

Sculpture using primarily color:

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This sculpture used primary colors to give a childlike feeling and to bring back a feeling of nostalgia of when we were all kids, or of parents kids to those who have them.

Sculpture using primarily texture:

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The sculpture uses texture in that it almost gives an impressionist feel to it and gives the sculpture life.

Sculpture using pattern:

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This sculpture used a pattern of squares, rectangles, and colors to give life to what would otherwise be a circle.

Sculpture using primarily mixed media:

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This sculpture was made using clay and wood to make it.

Sculpture primarily conceptual:

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This sculpture was made using a concept of being a meat dress, to give the idea that we are all meat on the inside.

Sculpture using time and motion:

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This sculpture consisted of a video playing in front of it, causing the boards to appear that they were moving with it and creating a feeling of unease.

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Bone Study

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When I think of a bone study, I imagine a bunch of separate bones drawn in preparation of a larger piece. This is what I was going for with my bone study. I utilized value change to create depth and make them 3 dimensional, taking great care with the gradation of the charcoal. I started with the radius and ulna, went to the humorous, and finished with the fibula.

The Senator

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The government is a system of bureaucracy that is controlled tightly by elected and unelected officials who pull the strings of whoever they want for their interests. As a college student, I often hear many of my peers talk about politics and who they want to be elected to change the broken system. For my marionette, I wish to show that this reality is a pipe dream and, once the system becomes “fixed,” a new system will come into place that will refuse to give up the reins of power. They will just create a new generation of politicians to use as their own marionettes and the cycle will repeat as it has shown us in 1981 with the Republican Party and 1933 with the Democratic Party.

In Digital Media & Animation, we are trained to become animators and learn all sorts of different types of animation. I’ve become interested in stop motion animation, where three dimensional design is extremely important in order to have a solid finished product. I will have to build three dimensional sets and characters that will be manipulated frame by frame. This class is an important foundation to work I wish to do in my desired field.

Self Portrait

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For my self portrait, I wanted to portray my general mood and feelings towards the world and life in general, which is usually bleak and dark. I usually describe myself as a very introverted person, and that, combined with my suffering from depression, gives me a feeling that I have to face the day with all that I can give. I gave it a black background to show myself getting swallowed by darkness as the shadows start to form around me. This is a very personal piece to me and I am very pleased in how successful I am in protraying myself.

I focused heavily on the contrast and the value change from the lights to the darks to give the portrait depth and make it three dimensional. I made much use out of the smudge sticks and shammies to blend in the charcoal and give it smooth transitions.

Creation Comic

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Siddhartha Gautama is the founder of Buddhism and is commonly known in the religion and throughout the world as the Buddha, meaning ‘enlightened one.’ When he was young, an ascetic, Asita, came to his birth and declared that the child would become a king or a great holy man. He left his palace at the age of 29 to meet his subjects. He met an old man that peaked his curiosity and went on more frequent trips to the outside world. Seeing the conditions of the people who lived under his family’s throne, he decided to live the life of an ascetic and traveled around learning different practices and teachings of meditation. After almost drowning in a river and accepting food from a young girl, he decided to sit under a tree where he vowed not to leave until he discovered the truth. He achieved enlightenment after 49 days and became known as the Buddha.

For my comic, I decided to use a mixture of Buddhist art and manga, which primarily influenced the decision of the font. Buddhist art influenced the idea of having less realistic looking characters while more in favor of a large color pallet, which highly affected me to make the background I did, with the center of the rings around the Buddha to show his significance and draw the eye to him. I decided to not use a gutter in between my panels in reference to chapter 3 of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. In it, he states that the idea of gutters is to give the view closure of that particular scene or moment. From my research of Buddhism, I noticed that a lot of the biography of the Buddha was often contradictory which drew me to the conclusion that we really don’t know much about his life. The non-use of gutters gives a feeling of continuity and feeling that there is always more to know about who the Buddha was and how the events of his life took place.