First arm in 45 minutes. All I can say is a need a lot of practice; however, I am excited to keep moving forward.
A new project is on hand!!! I will be taking on the “Creative Habit” challenge. For five weeks, I will be sculpting arm and leg anatomy everyday in zbrush. This also includes hands and feet. Seeing as knowing good anatomy is a must in the industry, it is important to practice, practice, PRACTICE!!! The idea here is to get in the habit of using the program every day, and also get in the habit of studying anatomy everyday. In the industry you must sculpt fast, and you must sculpt good. Time is money. I have given myself an hour time limit to help set up parameters so that I can achieve a faster sculpting process. I have chosen arms and legs because that is my weak spot. Stay tuned and wish me luck.
The time has finally come. All of our work has payed off. I present to you Viva en Temporum!!! After many hours in the wood shop drilling and cutting, and after moving 28 boxes back and forth, the installation is finished. The design on the boxes represent thought and memory, and the arch design helps create motion. We wanted it to seem as though these thoughts and memories were flowing through a stream. You can check out the installation for yourself on the left side of the Schottenstein Residence Hall 95 N. Ninth St. Also, check out the official project blog page at http://vivaentemporum.wordpress.com/.
The boxes are finished. Great job everyone!!! I have also finished the designs on my own box. I decided to go with the concept of abstract thought vs. logical thought. For both boxes, I decided to keep the checker board theme. One box was created using brush strokes and fluid lines, while the other was created by using a ruler and marker. The checker theme tied both boxes together and the method of creation showcased the different ways in which we perceive thought and memory. Stay tuned for the final assembly.
The panels have all been officially made!!! After some hours well-spent in the wood shop, we have completed all the panels for the boxes and learned how to use some new tools in the process. We also started to assemble the boxes. Using smaller blocks of wood to support the corners of the panels, we were able to use a nail gun to assemble the first set of boxes. I have also started gathering materials to add on to my box. I will be using some cloth materials in some of my designs. More on that in a little bit.
From digital to small scale mock-up, the final designs are in. We will be going with a self-standing arch design. The arch will skew slightly giving it more life. There will be a three box pillar stacked together for both the bases for support and weight. We have started cutting the boxes in the wood shop, and can safely say no one has lost a finger yet!!! Each of the boxes’ sides are 15 inches constructed from Masonite. The construction team will be building and handing out the boxes in a couple of days so that the rest of the team can start working on their individual sculptures for the box. Stay tuned!!!
Step 2 of the Viva En Temporium is complete. I brought my sketches into Maya and finalized the design concepts. My two boxes represent my expanding knowledge and creativity. They reflect the idea of always expanding my mind and thinking outside the box. The designs on the walls of the boxes represent intricate thought, and the figures pushing at the walls represent the expansion of my mind. After a couple meetings with fellow group members, we have made plans to begin the construction stage of the project this week. We will be building 23 boxes for each person to build their sculpture in. Stay tuned for more updates on the installation.