Today is a bit of a momentous day for me. After fourteen months of hard slog (on and off at least) I have finished module four of my KLC coursework.
For the next two days I’m attending a Sketch Up course at KLC and this gave me a welcome extra shove to get the flat construction project done in time so that I could deliver my work by hand rather than go through the pain of entrusting my precious boards to the entirely untrustworthy Royal Mail. This explains my blogging absence over the last couple of weeks.
In the end my flat drawings ran to fifty one pages. No wonder then that it took me three months. It was a pain of a project but I learnt heaps of blokey-but-kinda-interesting things such as how toilet cisterns work and how hot water is pumped around the flat.
Module four is almost entirely about drawing. Drawing, drawing, drawing. More drawing and some colour rendering for fun. It’s been relentless, and I need a break from it, but I do now feel that I can say ‘I can draw’ and I no longer have to make excuses for poor visual representations of what is in my head. I’m most proud of my freehand perspectives as never in a million years did I think I could pull those out of the bag.
Any my biggest tip for anyone else about to embark on these projects? Graph paper and a Light Pad. They will save your sanity.
So onwards and upwards. I’m thrilled to say that I’m now on my final projects. I started reading through the briefs yesterday and got that familiar tingle of excitement at starting a new project and all the possibilities that might unfold.
I have to wait five weeks for my marks and so fingers, toes and eyes crossed for me please!