Introduction to Day 30
Today, we end the course by posing to you a 'Grand Test'. Through this you shall be able to properly self-assess whether sketching has become 'a natural act' for you in the truest sense. Can you convincingly translate onto paper what you see in your mind's eye now? Lets find out!
You could infact do a video record while you do today's test, and then bring out your Day 1 3D Composition sketch and video, and compare. Take our word for it, you will be pleasantly surprised to see your own progress! Good luck!
• Headphones/ speakers - to listen to the audio clip while doing the exercise
• Large rough sheets of paper and soft pencils for the Warm ups (detailed description in text)
• Tracing sheets for workouts.
• Measuring ruler (for part of the Sense of Perspective Space exercise today.)
Overall Time Plan:
• Warm up : 15 mins.
• Workout : 45 mins.
• Sense of Perspective Space : 90 mins.
Sense of Perspective Space: Grand Test
Drawing a view of an everyday object from the other side while listening to a Story
Maximum duration: 10 mins.
Where did the stonecutter live?
(Ans.) On the outskirts of a small village.
Image of electric iron, cello tape dispenser, etc.
Take an everyday object such as an electric iron, cellotape dispenser, etc. and place it in front of you. Imagine that you are sitting with your potential client across the drawing board who wants to redesign this product. Before suggesting any new ideas, you want to impress him by your skills by casually drawing the perspective of the product in front of you from his side, all the while talking to him. Your final sketch should look correct when he views it.
Since you may not find a client just yet, ask a friend to sit in front of you and constantly converse with you, as if interviewing you for say, a designer's job, as you draw. The primary purpose of this is to split your attention from your sketching. Alternatively, listen to the audio clip provided below, as you sketch, if undertaking this course alone. You must pay attention to the story as you will be asked questions based on it later.
Audio clip: The Stonecutter's Story
Story: Adapted from a folklore from the East by Sonal Gupta and Vineeta Rath
Narrator: Sonal Gupta
(a) Draw without leaving your seat, or rotating the board.
(b) To impress him, do not use an eraser or tracing overlay. Draw directly on drawing/cartridge sheet.
(c) The test is twofold. If you can produce a good perspective sketch as well as answer all the questions based on the story, ONLY then you will know that you have truly mastered the art of freehand sketching.
See how the students of a design batch undertaking the same course performed in a class in the video below.
Video 30.1: Everyday object draw from the other side
Video 30.1: Drawing an everyday object from the other side while a friend interviews you
Questions based on the story (click to open) - answers must be found on a separate tab ONLY.
After you finish, evaluate your freehand perspective by now seeing the object and comparing the accuracy, seeing it from the 'client's side. How well did you fare? Grade yourself based on how well you sketched as well as how many answers you correctly answered from the story.
Do you remember our first Object Sketching exercise on Day 1? Repeat the exercise and video record it again. Compare both videos and see for yourself how far you've come!
Note: Do scan and upload this on our blog space on d'source/d'square. Also upload your day-1 and day-30 comparison video. We would love to know how your journey has been, from Day 1, the first object sketch, until this day. How well do you think you have progressed?
We look forward your suggestions, comments and any other ideas that you might have, that can help us further improve this course. Your feedback is valuable. Thank you for being a learning partner with us!
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