Course 1, Diary 13: Design a vehicle Part 3

2.11.2015

After a weekend of studying chemistry and physics, Monday and the final double lesson of visual arts was to come. I returned to coloring my bicycle, and I finally managed to finish it during the first lesson. I left coloring the dome the last thing, and I really started to feel even more respect towards those who do art on paper and do it very well at that point. On the other hand I’m starting to dislike colored pencils. The next time I buy any pencils, I’m not buying BIC’s pencils. Unless I happen to find wooden pencils among their products, that is.

Anyhow, here is the finished picture. I marked the text spots with numbers on Gimp in order to make translating easier and more understanble to you:

Vehiclefinal

Does the text even show in any readable form?

And the text in English:

1: The best materials and design guarantee that the bicycle will not break easily in normal use and that its maintenance is faster, easier and cheaper.

2: The metal parts have been processed with the best and most ecological means of rust protection technics

3: Nature and recyclability have been thought about in the production

4: The decent springing softens bumps.

5: Many different colors and patterns

–Personal, unique patterns orderable

6: -The lock is changeable

-The thief block is settable

7: The comfortable, softened parts make riding more comfortable

8: Charging spots for e.g. a mobile phone

9: The basket can be changed to a bigger model

10: Space for charging etc.

11: The basic model has a chain lock and a thief block

12: Lidded and equipped with a lock

13: The plastic, shape-keeping dome protects from weather, is detachable, and from certain points foldable for entry and conservation

-In an accident it protects more or less, depending on the situation

14: The dynamo’s electric current charges the battery of a 7-led lamp just in case the power is cut off

-The lamp is easily settable

15: Spare batteries, to which the charge can be stored to for later use, are installable

16: Inside the frame of the bicycle are isolated dynamos which form electricity along with the bicycle’s movement

I think this is my worst work on this course at least by its looks. I was not interested in this exercise and I believe my lack of interest shows along with my bad colored pencils and minimal skills. But at least I did what my limited abilities let me do, and it is good enough for me that way.

Some others were practicing picture analysis for next Monday, when we will do such a thing for a “test”. As far as the practice exercise suggests to me, it will be quite easy. I better worry more about passing the physics course than this visual arts course. In the meantime I wrote this entry and prepared the conclusion entry. That’s it.

Course 1, Diary 12: Design a vehicle Part 2

29.10.2015–30.10.2015

On Thursday I returned to strengthening the lines with my pen. That pen I used is actually one that I’ve had ever since I began school from the first grade (I skipped preschool since it was optional back then) and it has been used for signing all the tests and all the school papers which required a parent’s signature. Of course there is a pen that has partially replaced it (somehow it usually is easier to find from my pencil-case), but I still have it and it works well. So that pen is nine years old now. A good pen, isn’t it?

This is how far I got on Thursday:

VehicleThursday

A hasty picture, yes. I believe I was in a hurry and just took a picture without trying to get a more straight picture of this…

I finished the bicycle and started to strengthen the text. I finished it on Friday with the very final modifications, so I could start to color the picture. The upcoming test week is putting pressure on me – I’m chalking it up to that! – I ended up forgetting to take a picture of the final lines. I guess I was too busy erasing all the pencil marks I found to recall it. As coloring was still in progress, I did not take a picture of it.

Fine, I’m honest: The thought of taking a picture of it did not even cross my mind, and even if it did, it was about taking a picture of the finished picture. What can I say? The test week is putting pressure on me and even though it’s only about 5 PM/17.00 by the time of writing this entry, I feel notably tired. Adjusting the clock one hour backward last weekend has completely messed my biological clock up, and I am not the only one with that issue. I understand that this Daylight saving time system saves daylight, but I believe that at least nowadays it most likely causes more trouble than benefits. Luckily it’s a weekend now so I can study for the test week during forenoon when I am not feeling this tired.

I have nothing more to say today.

Course 1, Diary 11: Design a vehicle Part 1

26.10.2015–28.10.2015

On Monday we began with an exercise: we had to pick a picture and make a mind map about the people in it. After that we had to make a plan for a vehicle of our own which these people would buy. I decided to make a bicycle for the man of the picture I took. It took some time to actually get a picture of it to my mind and start drawing. I did not get very far with the picture though.

On Tuesday we continued, of course. I managed to mostly finish the drawing and started to write things about the bicycle to the picture.

On Wednesday I fully finished the picture and started to strengthen the lines with a pen. Here’s how far I’ve got with it:

Vehiclesketch

Yes, I forgot to take a picture before starting to strengthen the lines… And this was a rather hasty picture.

I will translate the text in the final course diary on this topic, when I have the finished version.

I admit that I am not very interested in this, but since this is a school work which is required for the course, I’m doing it. And I admit that a bicycle like this would be real nice for a rainy day!

On Wednesday we also watched the subvert made by one of us; he had made it as a video, and it was awesome! I really liked it.

Test week is going to start on then next week, so I need to finish the entries of this week fast. Reading the pages on the test areas (I believe test area is the best word for koealue) of physics and chemistry tests takes some time, so I will have less time to write anything until those tests are over; I’m not worried about the Swedish test which is after them. On Monday we will have a double lesson of visual arts but after that we only have some kind of a picture analyzation exercise as our visual arts “test” on the Monday on the following week. I will write a conclusion entry for this course’s diary then. I believe that all of the courses require a course diary, so I will do them here when it’s their time.

to write anything until those tests are over; I’m not worried about the Swedish test which is after them. On Monday we will have a double lesson of visual arts but after that we only have some kind of a picture analyzation exercise as our “test” on the Monday on the following week. I will write a conclusion entry for this course’s diary then. I believe that all of the courses require a course diary, so I will do them here when it’s their time.