Saturday, July 31, 2010

Updated ID3 Work

Finally able to take some time to post these up. This a compilation of the past few classes. Above are the 4 exploded views of a Kensington mouse that I had to do in two days. Being sick on one day I ended up jamming 3 of these in a day. If given more time with better health I could have gotten a better result.

These above were an assignment for trying out some Canson toned paper. The fourth page on black and on gray was whatever we wanted to do so I did a jockey riding a robo racing greyhound! I particularly like this sketch.

Above was an experiment with reflective surfaces hence our class having to go back to cubic forms. The helicopter was a Scott Robertson mastercopy to learn how he draws and the two jets to the side are speed forms based off of an F22. So much fun drawing things like the speed forms!
Above was an assigment of speed forms (things that look fast while standing still). Granted, not all of mine look super speedy, but like my instructor said, they do have character. And as an illustrator I believe that to be just as equally important. These were a lot of fun to make.

Lastly are some experiments with pastel and webril pads to create chrome. We had to make flashlights and thermoses. Number 6 of the flashlights kind of looks torch-like to me. Gotta watch where you point your 'torch.' Oh British jokes... Anyway, hope you like it. More to come (working on my final right now- three parts)...

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Today I turn 23! And I stop to reflect a bit on how life has been and there is only one things that keeps standing out more and more... that is the saving power of Christ in my life. He has been incredibly gracious and merciful and patient with me. I find myself these days often moved to tears reflecting on what I once was and where I now stand and that is only possible because of Christ Jesus who died for my sins, for the times I was a pervert, a jerk to friends, arrogant, and countless other dark things. All things considered, some of the things I did it seriously is suprising I haven't been jailed. I keep a lot of my past hidden from most, but there is one thing that I can assure you, all the while I was committing these atrocious acts that often hurt others usually emotionally, the One whom I offended most deeply, hurt most deeply, loved me so much that He took my punishment and died in my place. He is now risen to prove He is God and that all is not hopeless. I have a wonderful and beautiful Savior who I sing and praise as often as I can. Some of you who do not believe in Christ probably think I'm crazy about what I talk about and how I find myself daydreaming of the glories of His majesty. And it would be right in some aspect to call me crazy as this goes against so many ways this world thinks and operates, but I truly don't care if you think I'm crazy or just blabbing on again, but I can't help but do so because His love has saved me! To me nothing else matters as once I was enslaved to what could never satisfy and the One from whom I deserved punishment took my place and saved this infinitely small and insignificant human named Steven W. Howard. Oh, how great a Savior. Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus Christ! I am greatful to be 23 found in Christ and Christ alone.

Friday, July 9, 2010

More IDS3 work

Not the best photos (I need a better camera), but here are some more freehand perspective drawings from my Industrial Design Drawing 3 class. Top are computer mice and bottom are some pencil sharpeners.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Beginning to burn through the pages

Here is a sample of some of the homework that I'm doing this semester. I was gone in Palm Springs last weekend and had to quickly make-up homework so I essentially had to do 40 pages plus one reworked design of a pro in 2 days! These are all free hand perspective sketches in ink of CPUs for my Industrial Design Drawing 3 class. I've been drawing so much straight lines and more that I've literally lost sensation in the tip of one of my fingers. I killed the nerve endings just from drawing too much. :/ Anyway, hopefully there will be more to come. Back to work...