Drawn Line

Please post 15 minute responses to and images of the Drawn Line assignment here.  Images should be in focus and clear of distractions.  15 minute responses should focus on design principles.  


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10 Responses to Drawn Line

  1. Ashley Laskey says:

    The principles and elements of design played different roles in my ‘line drawing’ object. The object is made from three parallel squares, held together with four supports in each corner. The unity of this design is brought together when the three pieces line up, then its seen working together to create a whole. Each of the three squares has a different parallel pattern design inside, producing interconnections and implied eye movement. The use of repetition in the squares, lined up behind the other created a contrast in the design elements. There was a degree of difference in the compositional parts, and also in the volume, but eye-catching when viewing the object in different areas.

  2. Lindsey Olah says:

    There were not a lot of different design elements in my project, but I feel that the ones that do exist are strong. This object displays line, balance, unity and shape. The lines curve at the bottom and then run into a harsh line connecting the two. The top of the object is made of straight lines on a diagonal slant with a straight line in the middle. Balance is displayed through the symmetry of the object. I feel that there is unity within the object and it is mostly displayed where the curves meet the straight line. Two different ideas that work together to hold the object up. The shape is unfamiliar, but does exist because it is a closed object.

  3. ruwaidabaarma says:

    In my “line drawing” assignment, I used curvy and straight lines. I made my form by connecting two lines in three places. Then I filled the space with lines using triangulation and the principle of the I-beams. In this project I learned that balance could be created by proximity and line. By creating the perfect distance between the two ends of my form, it gave the form balance that it required to make it more visually interesting. The scale of the form was influenced by the balance and proximity. My “line drawing” assignment was networking, that was achieved by the implied lines that were created at the ends of the form and the I-beams.

  4. Cyndi Scheidel says:

    The front plane is comprised of a series of interconnecting lines. None of the lines are straight or the same as each other. However, they are all the same material (steel rod), so are the same texture, value and color. Most of the interconnecting rods on the front plane form four-sides shapes, although some form three-sided shapes. The left and right edges of the plane are bordered in tree branches with a relatively smooth texture and the circumference of approximately a baby finger. The absence of any straight lines and the use of tree branches combine to provide the impression of an organic form. The plane is supported upward at roughly a 70 degree angle by a steel rod support structure comprised of two criss-crossed pieces, with a relatively flat top, convex curve, and splayed feet. Four short rods placed in the support structure provide the means to carry the weight of a brick.

    Balance is achieved by the use of approximate symmetry in composition and materials. The relative thickness of the tree branches in proportion to the steel rods provide visual strength and grounding to the piece, even though most of the object is comprised of steel rod. To achieve the use-value, triangulation was used in the placement of steel rods within the support structure.

  5. Konrad Tenwolde says:

    My drawn line structure is made out of straight lines, the lines starting from the bottom direct the viewer’s eyes upward. Straight lines were used to create the triangle shape; the shape was then used five times in the composition at different proportions. The triangles are oriented in a way to create a feeling of unbalance but how they are positioned and angled gives the overall composition unity and balance. The triangles themselves have different volumes the largest being the foundation for the structure. Triangulation applies as the shapes in the composition do well to disburse the load of the object in an even way.

  6. john struman says:

    The sculpture that I’ve created revolves around a concept of line quality. The open, airy, jellyfish-like piece features a twisted area suspended by five gracefully curved legs. It stands proudly at about sixteen feet tall, able to hold the weight of an entire tank of mapp gas and a torch. The wild space at the top guides the eye all about, only in contrast to the wide open space below. The sense of movement in my piece gives it an all new dimension, as if it could be expected to start walking away or float away. The wide open space at the base isn’t entirely empty, the sculpture commands the volume it encompasses.

  7. Zach Thompson says:

    My line drawing sculpture was focused on representing organic line movements in nature. Originally I was thinking “what in nature has a unique structure where lines play a significant role?” Then the thought of a jellyfish and its fins which are long extended freely moving organic lines came to my mind. The head of the jellyfish has rather large footprint, with the space occupying it being twisted cylinder lines of motion to fill the negative space. From the head of the triangle I constructed 4 different, yet similar, organic lines which draws the viewers eyes from the ground up towards the center. This also provided enough stability to hold the steel pan that was placed on top of it by distributing the force of the load to the center of the jellyfish, its strongest point. Triangulation helped keep this design stable.

  8. I use in my drawn line scuplture, curvy and circle line .The project is made from two parallel circle by differnt volume , connected with three support curvy lines which provided stability to hold the steel pan that was placed on the top by distibuting the force of the load to the three curvy lines.there are another circle in the botom just fo decoration . it’s look very strong to hold any force .

  9. Rabih Khalil says:

    When I first imagined the structure, I thought of it as a public building, a museum or a church, so I imagined it not as a hollow structure, but rather one with walls, that’s why I was able to create volume. I also wanted to stay away from the typical plane that is used in architecture today, structures that are similar to boxes and rectangles.( With a few architects that don’t fall in this boring category, who are my inspiration).

    By using lines in different ways, especially the implied ones, like the one coming from the two curved lines, I was able to create an extra dimension to the structure, one that is visually pleasing and engaging. I intended for those two curved lines to look like a sail, hoping to create a more organic and non uniform shape. On the other hand, since I like contrast, I used straight lines in equal proportions on the opposite side to create a uniform scale. I wanted those lines to look like two huge gates.

    Visually, the structure might not look balanced because of the non uniform shape, but structurally it’s very sound, which is most important in architecture.
    I am pleased with the results, and had fun doing the project. I hope that one day I can construct a building similar to this one.

  10. Jessica Haj says:

    My line drawing structure is nothing familiar. It is just many inorganic lines, straight lines, and curved lines united together. This object is strong about some design elements, those which include line, unity, color, pattern, repetition & balance. Like I mentioned, there are many lines, inorganic, straight and curved lines. They’re all brazed together creating unity. Also, triangulation was used. Inside of the triangle I created, there is 3 parallel lines creating a pattern and repetition of line. At the end, I spray painted it all blue just to give it a little more interesting color, which makes it more appealing to the eye. If you place it on a solid plane, you can tell how well balanced and strong it sits. The shape of it is inorganic and unfamiliar, making it a little more mysterious and interesting, but it is a shape because it is closed from all ends.

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