Working on the Site

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I’m doing some end of the summer maintenance to studioscott.com for the next few weeks. The current set up has some frustrating behind the scenes quirks and I want to fix them before the new semester starts.

Reworking the site is going to take up all of my “working on the website” time, so you won’t see any new posts until I finish. But you may see some odd layouts and new site structures. Be back soon.

Make it Mobile

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Each day this week, pick a product that sits in one place for most of its life. Imagine how that product would change if it could move around, and sketch the new product. Here are some examples:

  • A refrigerator that could wander around your house
  • An alarm clock that could fly out of reach when you won’t get up
  • A desk chair that could take you underwater

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Light and Shadow

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Each day this week, choose a product you can comfortably sketch in 10-15 minutes. Place that product under a strong light source, and position it so you can clearly see areas that are in the light and areas that are in shadow. Then sketch the product, paying close attention to the lighting. Since these products should be relatively easy to sketch, you’ll have plenty of time to focus on the lighting.

If you have trouble with light and shadows, focus on the major forms. Ignore the surface details and make sure the overall form looks correct. When your form is mostly a cylinder, then shade it as a simple cylinder first. After that, you can go back and add-in the details. The same goes for boxy forms, spherical forms, and just about anything else. Read More