Thursday, March 27, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD Part 2


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 53 Part 2

TITLE: HOW TO DO A PERSPECTIVE DRAWING OF A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

The Dissected Drawing:
Did you know that the Freeform line tool is a very useful tool for drawing pictures in MS Word besides the Curve line tool?




The Finished Drawing:




The picture is coloured with various shades of gray to enhance its appearance.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD Part 1


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 53  Part 1

TITLE: HOW TO DO A PERSPECTIVE DRAWING OF A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

A good product design has to be aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and functionally useful. Applying good ergonomics to a design makes the product comfortable and efficient for the benefit of the users. This bread toaster design is angular in shape. It should have rounded edges and corners. I have to admit that this is not a good design because it’s not ergonomic. As far as human factor is concerned, we are never comfortable being around objects with sharp edges and corners. I don’t think that many people would like to buy a bread toaster designed like that. But this drawing provides a good exercise on perspective and proportion. In this project, I’ll leave aesthetics and ergonomics aside and instead focus on sharpening the drawing skills. Use a mouse to draw this picture for better result. Although this drawing is very basic, drawing it with the right proportion especially with a mouse can be quite a challenge. This is because great precision is needed to create and align the shapes and lines accurately. It also needs tremendous concentration too. The only drawing tool needed for this exercise is the Freeform line tool. Quite frankly, drawing the Happy Egg is much easier than drawing the bread toaster because the placement of drawing objects (to form the image) is not that precise.
 

This picture was drawn with the Freeform line tool. This three-dimensional bread toaster is viewed below the eye level.
 

I made used of the perspective lines to help me draw this picture. The perspective lines help us to draw pictures with the right perspective. This system helps us to accurately depict objects as how they are seen in the real world.




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