Sunday Sketch

Swimming in Knowledge

Photo taken by Ryan Song

Sunday Sketch

The Sunday Sketch I made is of a whale (or just a little ball) with the tail of the whale drawn on paper. Where the name came from is pretty clear, it’s swimming on top of words/texts in different languages. The reason I chose to do this had something to do with this little clay ball you see in the photo.

This clay ball was actually something I made back in middle school. It was meant to be a little whale with a tail, but the tail broke off because the connective part was too thin and fractured when the clay was “cooked” to dry in the oven. The body part of the whale is actually hollow inside with small clay balls inside, meaning it can make sounds similar to a bell.

Anyways I’ve always thought it was unfortunate that the tail broke off of such a well-made piece, so I took this chance to give it its tail back drawn on paper. The reason why I used the newspaper/paper with text was just to save paper and make the photo a little less bland.

Lightning Brachiosaurus

With my very limited art skills I drew a brachiosaurus (a specie of dinosaurs with the long necks 🦕) using my apply headphone converter as the neck. At first, I wanted to use the converter as the neck of the alien horses in the movie, Avatar, or the neck of a giraffe. Eventually I chose to draw the brachiosaurus because I realized that the thin wire of the converter would more closely depict the ridiculous proportion of this animal. The name, “Lightning Brachiosaurus”, was named after the lightning cable converter designed by Apple. At the same time, the name serves an effect as an oxymoron because brachiosaurus are probably extremely slow, the opposite of lightning.

Sunday Sketches

Taken by me

The shape of the leaf reminds me of the fancy dress all the time. For this assignment I recreated the image with the leaf that I picked up on my way home today. The creation process didn’t take too long for me. Right now, the city is covered with all these kinds of leaves. Autumn is a wonderful season. I used to be a teaching assistant at an art studio. This assignment reminds me of the time that I had spent with the students at the art studio. Art really has the power to inspire and motivate me.

Sweet Sixteen

I started this assignment by trying to find interesting things around my room. I looked at some participation trophies, but that wouldn’t work. I then looked at a Rubix cube, some pencils, and school supplies. Nothing really stood out to me until I saw my block puzzle. One of those puzzles where you have to make a block out of seemingly randomly shaped wooden figures. I did not know what I would make yet, but I decided to make some sort of figure with the blocks. After placing the blocks in different positions, all I thought of were using a few blocks as horns, or maybe legs for an animal. Admittedly, I am bad at drawing animals, so I tried to stray off that path. After a few more tries, I figured out how to make the number 1. Using the other blocks, I could only make the number 16, so I decided to work with that. I immediately thought of sweet 16 when I thought of things to make, so I made a birthday cake using the numbers as candles.

If Birds Had Teeth

I was scrounging around my desk and through drawers when I saw my staple remover. The sharp teeth used to take out staples looked exactly like the teeth of an alligator snapping turtle. Then I started thinking of animals that could use some sharp teeth. The first thing I thought was birds because they don’t have teeth. How scary would it be if a soaring animal can take your head off with its sharp, menacing teeth? I then started brainstorming of birds that would look the most terrifying with sharp teeth. Obviously, the first bird that shot up to my brain was the bald eagle. Funny enough, I started drawing the shape of the bald eagle but it turned more into a seagull, so I just stuck with it, thus why the background is a blue ocean.

Sunday Sketch – Idrawing 2020

        Looking at the limited materials available around me, I was uncertain what I should do for the Sunday sketch assignment, since all I have these days for completing homework are my technological tools. It might be even hard to believe for others that I could not find a piece of paper in my room since I am used to tablet for my college career. I soon realize that the world has stepped into a digital era that has completely changed every individual’s life dramatically. Not having traditional drawing materials is not the issue. Therefore, I utilize the features around me, creating a three-dimensional drawing that I have never tried before. 



      An item that could be easily found nearby me is a mouse that is used to be plugged into a laptop. Utilizing this item and combining it to the technological feature that I thought before, I then created an image that shows the future drawing machine that is based on technology rather than traditional painting to echo the world we are living in. Mimicking the appearance of a traditional mouse of today but has more advanced features and colors, the future drawing machine showing on the right side gives enough space for people to create and imagine something that does not happen today. Drawing could also become digital and completely advanced in the future world with the aid of technological tools. 

link to prompt: https://eng101f20.davidmorgen.org/quests/side-quests/side-quest-5-sunday-sketches/

Sunday Sketch – Idrawing 2020

        Looking at the limited materials available around me, I was uncertain what I should do for the Sunday sketch assignment, since all I have these days for completing homework are my technological tools. It might be even hard to believe for others that I could not find a piece of paper in my room since I am used to tablet for my college career. I soon realize that the world has stepped into a digital era that has completely changed every individual’s life dramatically. Not having traditional drawing materials is not the issue. Therefore, I utilize the features around me, creating a three-dimensional drawing that I have never tried before. 



      An item that could be easily found nearby me is a mouse that is used to be plugged into a laptop. Utilizing this item and combining it to the technological feature that I thought before, I then created an image that shows the future drawing machine that is based on technology rather than traditional painting to echo the world we are living in. Mimicking the appearance of a traditional mouse of today but has more advanced features and colors, the future drawing machine showing on the right side gives enough space for people to create and imagine something that does not happen today. Drawing could also become digital and completely advanced in the future world with the aid of technological tools. 

link to prompt: https://eng101f20.davidmorgen.org/quests/side-quests/side-quest-5-sunday-sketches/

Side Quest 5: Sunday Sketches

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A positive look on the balance of life

For some background knowledge, the two blue smiles are magnets that were sold together, much like a salt and pepper shaker. When combined they make a sphere shape and this got me thinking about halves combining to make a whole. This led to my creation of the two smiles representing yin and yang. They are the two halves of the whole balance of good and bad, but we all know that we cant have good without some bad and vice versa. They smile upon us as we live our lives and serve as a reminder that we need to balance our lives to maintain a happy for ourselves and those around us.

Activating My Pre-K Drawing Skills

Honestly where should I start? Isn’t this a masterpiece? Nothing short from spectacular! I knew I didn’t know how to draw that well so I decided to go with a classic concept of course; something that would trigger Gen Z’s childhood memories. There’s nothing better than a sunny day out with you, your house and your dog. Of course the orange makes the sun look beautiful and fiery while the eraser gives the dog an exceptional shape. Go ahead and laugh at me because I’m busy laughing at myself as well. sq5

Three o’ clock/ East

Conceptualised, sketched and photographed by me

Looking around the room to find something that means more than what meets the eye, I could not move past the compass that I found from the back of my drawer. My mind was flooding with memories of me wielding it to traverse the European streets. For my Sunday Sketch, I decided to go ahead with the compass, though it was a 3D object with just a ‘2D meaning’. Further, I used the process of reverse brainstorming. I worked my way backwards- filtering objects by shape first and then adding a meaning to them. The compass seemed to fit perfectly in a clock for the montage.

Well, it happens so that the clock ticked nine and the compass directed me towards a connection between the both of them. On a busy Monday, the clock guides our schedule. The compass takes on a similar role when we are travelling; it guides our route. If only it could permanently play that part, even during the Mondays.

Doing things the Polish way, we even give directions using the clock dial analogy. I might just conclude that we sometimes use them interchangeably.

Look at your 3 o’ clock to get that title.