Archive for September, 2014


Project 1¬†is¬†about a bio of¬†myself. It’s mostly about me being a¬†student and what I’m trying to become. I started out stating my interests and how it ties into me being a designer. By doing this project I learned how to organize my essay. My writing tends go all around the place. By writing it out first and having a draft my ideas were able to flow better. Also posting it an then having people comment on them also helped. It helped me choose which ideas were relevant to my bio. What I think I could improve the most on is my vocabulary.¬†I didn’t spend a lot of time on this project. I wish I did. I know my time management skills need a lot of work. I spent most of my time thinking about what would be in the project.¬†I‚Äôm hoping for future projects I can put more time into them and have a great outcome. I also hope that everyone would continue to leave comments on how I could improve my work. Thank you ūüôā

Yes project 1 was fun but it was very tedious, but that is art. It took a lot of¬†time using the ruler to make the outlines of each box. This alone probably took 2 hours. Then we has to draw the pictures and pick which fit the criteria of stable and ambiguous. This took about an hour to do. Lastly we cut and paste each picture in to each box. This was about half an hour.¬†At the end a beautiful piece of art was born. Art requires the long hours and tedious work for it to be produced. In class, we critiqued each other. This helped relay information on how to improve our work.¬†When my work was critiqued, I felt accomplished, but it gave me ideas on how I could¬†have made it better¬†. ¬†A lot of my peers liked my work but still it could¬†have been better.¬†I liked a lot of people’s work. I gave a lot of ideas which I think were good. Some were hard to understand which were ambiguous and which were stable. Most people¬†economized, this made it easier to tell which was stable and ambiguous. It was a great critique, though it was very quiet in the beginning. Everyone did a good job. I hope we continue to work well together. ūüôā

In all it took about 3 and a half hours to finish.

Hello my name is Moeen Razak. I am 18 years old and I attend New York City College of Technology or City Tech for short. I’m studying to be a designer. I’ve always been a designer but now I’m refining my skills. ¬†Since I was small, I’ve always loved watching anime, playing video games, and reading manga. They have helped me be who I am today. They helped fuel my passion for design. I’ve always wondered, why did it end like this, or couldn’t they have made it look like this? I’ve always wanted to make a my very own video game or create my very own cartoon show. One where I could¬†create my own world. It would have all the different ideas I have. It would be an RPG game, since that is my favorite genre. RPG stands for role playing game. It is where you are the character and the story goes on through your decisions. I also have an interest in ancient mythology. I love the ancient stories of heroes and dragons and the different gods. They kinda tie into my love of anime and manga. The only difference is mythology involves culture and history. I find the different cultures of ancient times really fascinating. As you can see I’m a lover of fiction. You practically do anything when talking about fiction.¬†I want to make video games with the many ideas I have.

The picture I chose as my avatar is from an anime I watched about Japanese culture. The picture is about a boy who delves deeper into a world about ancient demons and gods. The picture has some ancient writing and a ancient wolf demon who serves as the boy’s protector. This represents my love of mythology and culture. It also has nice vibrant colors, which represent my artistic nature.

Why did I choose this picture. Many people might be thinking that right now.¬†It¬†can be misinterpreted in many ways. For instance many people can think that this is a random picture off the web that I thought looked cool. Others might say it’s just a cartoon picture. Most people wouldn’t take the time to understand how the picture would represent the person posting it. People might just think that I love anime.

When people see my profile, I want them to see who I am and what I do. They shouldn’t just think I’m a guy who watches tv all day and goes out when he feels like it. People should see I’m a designer. A person who has many ideas and is willing to share them. They should be able to see how much time is put into doing what I like and¬†feel my passion. I believe art is like giving life. When you make something¬†you are creating new life. You are bringing something into world and giving it meaning. Many people can look at art, but few people can¬†actually see its meaning. With this I’m hoping people will see the life I am making.

After hearing what my peers had to say about my draft, I feel that there was a lot I managed to accomplish in my draft, but their was still some things missing. I got good feedback in what was needed and what needed to be changed. The feedback helped give me ideas on how I can improve by work. Thank you everyone for the great advice.

Project 1

Project 1

Took about 2 and a half hours (because I still don’t like rulers).

It took about 3 hours because of the measurements (I hate ruler) but it’s done.

Inked version

Inked version

Draft

Bio

Hello my name is Moeen Razak. I am 18 years old and I attend New York City College of Technology of City Tech for short. Since I was small I always loved watching anime, playing video games, and reading manga. They have helped who I am today. They helped fuel my passion for design. I always wanted to make a my very own video game. One where it would have all the different ideas I have. I also have an interest in ancient mythology. I love the ancient stories of heroes and dragons and the different gods. They kinda tie into my love of anime and manga. The only difference is mythology involves culture. I find the different cultures of ancient times really fascinating. They help bring new ideas for video games that I want to make.

My Avatar

The picture I chose as my avatar is from an anime I watched about Japanese culture. The picture is about a boy who delves deeper into a world about ancient demons and gods. The picture has some ancient writing and with an ancient wolf demon. This represents my love of mythology and culture. It also has nice vibrant colors, which represent my artistic nature.

Misinterpreted Avatar

My avatar can be misinterpreted in many ways. For instance many people can think that this is a random picture off the web that I thought looked cool. Most people wouldn’t take the time to understand how the picture would represent the person posting it. Also people might just think that I love anime and nothing else.

Purpose

My profile is suppose to show what I’m like as a person. It should show my interests along with what I’m striving for. It should help convey the level of my seriousness. Most of all as a designer it should show what I’m capable of.

These words were used in our class on Wednesday September 10th ¬†in the video ”Ways to See”.

1. Gilt-Adjective

Definition- having a golden color

Link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gilt show=0&t=1410570742

2. Integral-Adjective

Definition-very important and necessary

Link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integral show=0&t=1410570975

3.  Icon-noun

Definition- a small picture on a computer or a person who is successful and admired. 

Link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/icon

4. Converge-verb

Definition-to move toward one point and join together : to come together and meet.

Link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/converge

I had already known the definition of these words but it was a good way of perfecting my version of there meaning. Also these words helped me understand the passage better along with the video.

 

 

 

 

 

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I look outside my window everyday to check the weather. I usually see the same scene over and over again. It hardly ever changes, but sometimes I’d catch a very interesting glimpse of something.¬†Like I would see some birds bathing in the bird bath in front my house or sometimes I would see a cat jump on top the bird bath for a drink. I’d see squirrels run on top the pole wires. Most of the time I see a light blue house connected to a¬†tan house. I see trees and when the breeze blows I’d see the leaves fall to the ground. In front the light blue house has many flowers, but they lack in a variation of colors. The tan house has a barren garden, so there’s not much to see there. Occasionally I would see people partying or parents picking up there kids from daycare. I also have a very good view of the blue sky, and when it’s cloudy I have a nice view of the gray puffy clouds. I believe the view from my window is the best in the house because I have the front window and there aren’t many things blocking my view.