As I mentioned in an earlier post, we recently had an art project for Design Principles in which we had to create an entire composition from scratch using a single symbol drawn 20,000 times with a Sharpie. Each symbol was supposed to take ~2 seconds to draw. Do the math and that’s a 12-hour project. Blech. Besides feeling constantly high on sharpie fumes and getting no sleep a number of nights, it was also pretty hard (see what I did there with that sarcasm? haha).
Well the project’s over now, and I’m generally pleased with what I did! If nothing else I’m happy it’s over. If any of you follow me on Twitter you may have gotten some updates late into the night a week ago regarding my progresses. I figured I’d show them here, though! Below you can see the original photoshopped image I wanted to recreate.
And now here below you can see the timeline of where I was at whatever time and such stuffs… (obviously click to enlarge each picture)
|12:15||1:15 AM||2:15 AM||3:15 AM||4:23 AM|
|1:58 AM||4:00 AM||4:40 AM||Pretty final, 5:55 AM|
Now of course I spent much more time than just these two nights on the project, these are just the only ones I chronicled so the only ones I can show. I did enjoy the Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the later pictures, if you were wondering. You can clearly tell I was really distracted and falling asleep as the second night went on, but most of that night was filling stuff in and more shading. I don’t really like the city scene below so much. It looks similar to the original picture, however in just a b&w shading image it doesn’t carry over as well, and it is kinda weird architecture to begin with. In fact, a few people were confused as to whether it was a city, which I can completely understand.
However, I feel like it turned out pretty well, especially in light of the fact I am absolutely terrible at drawing. I’m really bad it. So this was pretty good for me Plus, as the student who critiqued my project pointed out: “It’s obviously Star Trek, which makes it awesome!”
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