Term 8, Brainstorm Summer ’22 Part II, Week 6

Week of July 18, 2022

4 min readJul 25, 2022


For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.


Both of my summer Brainstorm classes are over. I enjoyed sketching with pen for FND I, but it will be nice to have more time to work on other things now. My Interior Concept Design class with Syn Studio runs for 7 more weeks, so I plan to put a lot of focus into that, especially since I’m going to try to learn Blender so I can create a 3D model of my interior.


Drawings and Critiques

Brainstorm School FND I, week 9 homework.

This week we compiled a portfolio of all our best pieces from the semester. My favorite page is the one with all the rendered animals. Drawing in fine liner for 10 weeks taught me to really think about my lines before committing to them. It was great practice, but man is it nice to be able to erase. I would prefer to do a light pencil sketch, then go over it with pen similar to how comic book pencilers work. We also did three pages of head drawing this week. I am really out of practice with heads, but I was happy with the last page. We were allowed to use ballpoint pen for the rendered ones.

Brainstorm School PBC week 5 homework.

I didn’t have any trouble creating mirrored planes last week, but for some reason I had a lot of trouble when trying to attach mirrored planes (wings) to the floating, curved forms.

Syn Studio Interior Concept Design week 2 homework.

The feedback this week was a lot more encouraging than last week. I basically want to combine sketches #1 and #3. I like the raised platform of #1, the store front of #3, and the composition of #3 works better because nothing balances the main focal point of #1. The next step is to build this in 3D. So far after 4 hours I have this:

It’s slow going because I have to google everything I want to do, but I’m sure I’ll speed up a lot this week. I think since the class is strictly feedback (no demo) I’m going to spend all my time on these 3/4 cutaway interiors. The teacher said he’d give us feedback on as many as we manage to create.