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6_6 1314Q2 bannerClass 6/6 – December 6th 2013 –

The results of the exercises with cylinders and camera’s are looking pretty good! Most sketches demonstrate a good understanding of construction of cylinders and ellipses in perspective. Even the more complicated ellipses in relation to rectangular objects (like the body of a camera) look good. You also seem to get the hang of applying markers to your sketches to clearly communicate the geometry. And, equally important, most sketches are communicating that they were part of an exploration. Well done!

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4_6 1314Q2 bannerClass 4/6 – December 3rd 2013 –

We kicked of this class with evaluating the results from the last session and the sketches that you have used for your projects. You voiced varying experiences about the latter. Some found out sketches were very helpful in communicating with others and others discovered the value of sketching as a means to explore and develop your ideas. There were also some that experienced frustration when trying to apply the techniques (that worked so well in class) to their own projects. That’s great! You just found a big motivation to come to the last three sessions and practice even harder. 😉

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3_6 1314Q2 bannerClass 3/6 – Nov 15th 2013 –

During the feedback on your work today we talked about the style of the sketches. Some of your sketches look more like illustrations, meaning that they look like you spend quite some time on them making them nice and ‘perfect’. One of the main goals in this assignment is to make you more efficient in sketching not to make you artists or illustrators. You should be able to use sketching as a powerful tool within creative processes. That means: quick and effective. When communicating the results the sketches should also communicate that they are sketches, part of an exploration. Developing a more loose way of handling your (felt-tip) pen will help you to make more sketch-like sketches.

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Class 2/6 – November 13th&14th 2013 –

During the class feedback we discussed the importance (again) of separating the two mindsets when sketching: the exploratory- and the reflective (or communicative) mindset. In general the results looked pretty good. The work presented on the wall communicated that a good amount of exploration had taken place and some conclusions had been drawn from the chaos of events on each page. Even though the original sketches are very rough and messy the results demonstrate that with some simple techniques you are still able to create a focal point on the stuff you want to communicate.

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Class 1/6 — November 12th 2013 —

The assignment was kicked off with a keynote introduction in which I explained the importance of putting in the time to make sketching second nature and how a distinction between an exploratory- and a reflective (or communicative) mindset may help you in the development of your skill. Goal of this assignment is to help you reach the tipping point in your confidence so you can start making use of the value of sketching in your projects as soon as possible.

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