Project 2

-great egret

-texas kangaroo rat

  • quiet
  • patient
  • stalking and wading for prey
  • fly slowly but powerfully
  • habit loss
  • degradation
  • contaminated runoff from farm fields or sewage treatment
  • water pollution
  • disturbance of nesting colonies

Sketches & Notes:

Feb. 25

Goal for first iteration:

  • don’t focus on color or texture
  • accurately depict the angles and proportions
  • full animal/bust
  • post 2–3 pics anonymously on Miro(top view/side/perspective) — group them together(command G)
  • simplified form
  • body- Clorox or milk container upside down
  • curved flap piece for tail feathers
  • 3–4 tube pieces for S-curved neck
  • detergent handle for head
  • orange tide pods container for bill

Feb. 28

  • bill/beak: slivers of tide pod container
  • head: Febreze spray top
  • neck: spray bottle, handle of detergent/milk container
  • body: Clorox/milk container upside down/curved plastic piece for hump
  • tail: long curved piece for the tail feathers and to soften the form
  • wings: kept close to the sides of the body so I need slightly curved convex pieces to attach to the milk container on both sides
  • feet/legs: plastic hangers attached to the milk container at almost a 45 degree angle backward and the joint of the leg going forward

Mar. 1

Goal for review on Tuesday:

  • finish first iteration(2–3 pics from different angles)
  • post anonymously on Miro(group them — command G)

Mar. 2

Notes from Class:

  • parts vs. whole
  • simplified form
  • using form instead of creating it
  • inherent qualities
  • color vs. contrast
  • find more pieces for the neck(green pieces are distracting and look as though you are trying to highlight those areas
  • beak color is good; work on a simple interaction(movement of beak/wings)
  • revise the legs and feet and clean up the model

Mar. 3

Process images:

  • longer beak
  • smoothing out the curves
  • changing the legs and feet(how they attach to the body)

Mar. 4

Critique Notes:

  • focus on interaction for Tuesday(open and close beak)
  • re-make the beak with more dimension
  • bigger piece to for the wings(should cover more of the bird)
  • straight beak instead of curved beak
  • soften the curve on the back of the head(more of an S-curve/not as abrupt)
  • change the knee joint or make the connecting piece slightly smaller
  • change the angle of the body/neck(neck angled down a bit more)

Mar. 5–8

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