- Date:May 20, 2015
The assignment really changed my way of looking at things, because it showed the importance of precision and being critical. In the models I really tried to make the surfaces smooth, but if you looked really critically at it you could still see it wasn’t completely right yet. I am learning how a little flaw can mean a lot not only in the finishing of the product itself but also in the presentation of it. It changes the whole perception of the product. Also you represent yourself with how you present your work, so you want it to look presentable. One of my goals for this assignment was to practise my sketching which I really succeeded in. The first sketches I sketched a lot of lines which were not necessary. In the final sketches I really tried not to do that even though my brain says the line isn’t correct. I really noticed that it is true that if you don’t go do the line over and over again it looks a lot better. Another goal was to understand how moodboards worked. First I had no idea how to start with a moodboard. Now I now you musn’t look at what the general value we have attached to the object in the picture. Therefor it isn’t useful to put objects that already are given a certain symbolism of value in society in your moodboard. You have to look at the details, but also you’ll need to do a step back and look at it from a distance. What do I feel looking at this colour? What do I feel with this shape? What do I feel with this pattern? Also I wanted to do more making and this is a really good assignment for this, I made my first foam model and learned how to manipulate wood. We also have gotten some really good feedback on how we could paint our wooden model the next time. A really important thing is that you’ll have to do more layers. And first the primer then the paint.