Saturday, August 28, 2010

My results from Urban Line session

Urban Line


In this session by Frank Ching, we went to the riverside and I drew Steel Bridge. It was a really unique bridge. The middle of lower part of the bridge is movable: A vertical-lift bridge. I saw it went up and a ship went through the beneath and then it went down. After returning it's original position, then a train ran across it. (You can see the train runs in my sketch. )
Mr. Ching's advice to me was to follow the way how the structure was built.(I don't remember the exact phrase but I understand something like that) And to draw the structure, you should draw not only the thing you can see ( superficial details) but also draw hidden part behind. I'm still not so happy with my result since I couldn't capture the lower deck of the bridge. There are some missing pillars backside but thanks to Mr. Ching, I like the upper part.


Then I drew the buildings seen across the river. This glassy building was a tough one. I couldn't figure out what it was exactly like. After drawing these sketches I realized that how great those fellow architects' understanding of structure is and how skillful seemingly easily drawn lines are! I added colors even though it was a Urban Line session. I couldn't resist my desire to make up my deficiency.

8 comments:

  1. Kumi and Jason.....you make a great teaching team! Thanks for all the insight you both have provided in these last posts. I love your styles and your easy manner with both color and line. I drew a very similar sketch of the steel bridge at the same session with Frank, and it is fun to compare styles. I think your red roof on the bridge adds a lot! I also think you did a great job depicting our glass convention center. ( the towers are lit up at night!)

    I wouldn't agree that you possess a deficiency of any kind! Thanks for contributing your wonderful sketches.

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  2. I like these so much Kumi, wonderful drawings.

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  3. Thanks so much Linda, maybe my word choice isn't right. I thought without coloring, my line work sketch didn't seem to be completed.
    Thanks a lot, Don.

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  4. Hi Kumi I also enjoyed looking and reading about how you went about trying to incorporate Frank Ching's advise.

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  5. We look at each others' results all the time. It is really a treat for you to share the process & struggle to put down what is before you. I like these drawings.

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  6. Thanks Isabel and Marcia. Sharing the story behind the sketch from the session in this blog is another best part of this Symposium.

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  7. Kumi, I like the liveliness of your lines and your color. It's been great meeting you and seeing your sketches in person!

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  8. Thanks, Shiho and It was great meeting you!

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