Monday, February 25, 2008

Dream House

For the big final project for my Perspective class was to create your 'dream house.' Now, I took that seriously. I dream big, so my floorplan was very extensive. Everyone else did ranch style houses that were fairly small and simple. When it comes to instructions of homework, I become very literal, so, here is my dream house floor plan.
As another part of the assignment, I had to draw a picture of our dream house from the front. This was a little trickier. It took me a while to get all the measurements down right.

The actual design of the house is something that Kath and I have talked about for years. I want to have a huge open study for drawing, writing, and computer work. In this house design, I have it on the back of the house with patio doors and big picture windows. It's also got an open loft to the bedroom.

I really like the massive turret with the library in it. I just like the house. It is after all, my dream house.

Here is the final picture for that class.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Uncle Don and Aunt Kathy

This past weekend, my Uncle Don and Aunt Kathy came to visit - my mother's brother and his wife. It was very nice to see them; we hadn't seen them since October at Grandpa's funeral. It was wonderful catching up with them, and of course showing off Moira.

And other important news is that Don and I of course played Pinochle, and after a real spacey first game, I came back and won the next two. Me winning at Pinochle does not happen that often, so I thought I better say something about it. The card gods must have been sleeping.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Gushing Daddy

Yup, I'm gushing daddy. I'll show a few pictures and tell what's going on with Moira.

Moira is recognizing our faces and voices. She burst out into a smile when she sees me, and that just really melts my heart. She can recognize our voices. Ka'Senne used the speakerphone a couple of days ago because she had her hands full of baby, and Moira jerked her head around trying to find me.

She is also mimicking us. Her first 'word' was 'Hey.' We've had all sorts of 'Hey' conversations now, mimicking back and forth.

Yup.Gushing daddy.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scott Zierath of Springfield

I just couldn't resist this...

It's me in the Simpson's style.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Casting Shadows

I really did learn a lot in my perspective class. The next trick of the trade I learned was about shadows and how to measure out how far out a shadow should actually go. We started with a fairly simple, quick sketch using a light and an object. I picked several near-by objects... a stress ball in the shape of a globe, a can of Diet Cherry Coke, and a Star Trek tricorder.

Next we did a little more precise pictures with basic shapes. Things worked out fairly well for that as well, I think.

The final big assignment for this week used a light source and also included reflections. I had fun with this particular assignment. I tried a number of new things, including a curved bridge, trees, and of course, Snoopy's doghouse. I was quite please with how it turned out.i

Friday, February 08, 2008

3 Point Perspective

I realize it's been a while since I wrote about my classes, but the current class is intense and I haven't had time to reminisce.

Any-hoo, the next stage was a three point perspective. I was actually getting the hang of this. I had fun with this one. For my first picture for this assignment, I chose to do the Whitmoore Apartment building from my City of Heroes roleplaying thread. It's a bit simplified, but I'm pretty happy with it.

The other image I had for this was even more fun. I decided to descend into Animaniacs Territory and drew a version of ACMA Labs. Looking up at it. All in all, I had fun with this assignment

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday

You know, I really didn't care who won. It would have been interesting if the Patriots had actually had that perfect season. It is fun that for the second year we have a Manning as a winning quarterback in the game. Great Trivial Pursuit questions for the future.

All I wanted was a good game - that was a heckuva 4th quarter, and a chance to watch the game while holding Moira.

Mission accomplished.