Research / Inspiration
Aural Topographies : Visualizing Sound’. This research uses the sounds and patterns I hear. Imagine what these sounds look like and how they relate to each other and describe them in these terms.
This research assignment was very entertaining as well as challenging. To listen and feel the song, then to draw it. I loved doing both sections because I could look at both patterns in different view. The patterns gave a new perspective to look for in staccato and legato form. The staccato music was more base and thumping which makes a sharp hits. That sound made me think of the lines of heartbeat. As for legato, this piece was more soothing and smooth. It was way too slow as well but this piece gave me pictures of flowing lines like a stream or river. At the end of this assignment we were supposed to finalize our Staccato and Legato inked- thumbnails in 9X12 Bristol.
The “View from my window” project was a challenge. I loved this project because it gave me a chance to learn a different side of designs. Using the material that were given, I knew it will be a challenge. Our first step was to sketch 12 thumbnail sketches of views from my window. This was a big problem for me because i didn’t have windows in my room believe it or not. It didn’t stop me from drawing though. I took picture of my roommates’ window’s view then sketched few thumbnails. The second and third two projects were my favorite i admit. The 6 inked- thumbnail on 9 by 12 bristol was a fun project where i was able to express and extend my imagination and still have a unity and economized space and materials that was in use. Last but not least was the 4 thumbnail cut-outs on 18 by 24 bristol which i loved and feared at the same time. I loved it because this was a very refreshing and challenging part and fearful because i had to use the blades. I finished this whole project around 3:30 am, I was not sleepy at all when i started the project and i couldn’t stop until i finished it. I don’t expect a big grade on this project because i had my ups and downs but i could live whatever my professor thinks i deserve.