Whats going on now? – Bethany Salazar, Ever-Green Design Firm

Hello!

I am here to update you on what we have also been doing and giving you some insight on our work. At this point of the project the only real problem we have seen are the time constraints, but no biggy, we have it under control. The project is getting a little worrisome that we might not have enough time to do what we need to. It is really getting harder and harder to keep up with the time constraints. This is a very critical part of the project because if we cannot work with time how are we going to be able to have this done in time. Nevertheless we are doing fine it just gets a little hard to stay within the program and not stress about it.

Some of the things we have worked on that were previously mentioned are the Google Sketch up designs were we made our own model of a little house. The house was only two stories but we could decorate it however we wanted. This was very cool since there was a pool… and a diving board on the second floor. We all created ours just how we wanted it.(I sticked with a more modern look with nice rock for the walls and silver railings on the stairs)

We also worked on perspective drawings. This really got me thinking of how clever using perspective drawings was, so I looked up a little bit about the history of perspective drawing, In the Museum of Science and Industry online archive I found a lot of interesting facts on perspective drawing. “Perspective, the visual system that attempts to represent 3 dimensional space on a flat surface, has been challenging artists for thousands of years.” When you think about the complexity of these types of drawings you will see that it is actually not very hard to make a drawing appear 3-D. The way our eyes see something and the way our brains organize that space make perspective work. In very early times, most art was depicted with a flat picture plane. During the Renaissance, the period of “scientific and cultural re-birth”, scientists and scholars began engaging in different kinds of experiments. Some artists conducted careful observations of nature and even anatomical dissections to try to better understand the world around them. But it wasn’t until the early 15th Century that a Florentine architect and engineer named Filippo Brunelleschi developed a mathematical theory of perspective through a series of optical experiments. By analyzing and experimenting with visual lines and points of perception, Brunelleschi was able to understand the science behind perspective. Through his work, artists were able to manipulate a flat surface and create the illusion of 3 dimensions. For this we used our own pencils and tried getting the dimensions from the same farness each time we measured a part of the airstream. I really enjoyed making the perspective drawings. I have never tried anything like that before I thought we would get the wrong results if we just pointed our pencils at it, but if you know how far you extend your hand then it should not be that bad getting the results you want.

We added those perspective drawings on the Inspiration board we made and it looks very nice. Well that is all for today. Thank you for viewing :)))

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