Unit D very hard

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LH1
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Joined: January 27th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Unit D very hard

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Hi
I just got my marks from unit D and didn't do as well as I hoped. I had a feeling I was in for a poor mark as I struggled with some of the floorplans and directions in the assignments. I'm also not a neat writer or artist, In fact my talents really do lie elsewhere.
For the colour assignment I don't know how with paints or pencils you're supposed to replicate paint colours? If anyone has any tips.
I also find doing the floorplans by hand really challenging for neatness and to fit all the measures on the page.
The feedback is helpful and I really want to improve but this one knocked me back a bit.
Anyone done poorer than expected in this unit or did anyone get an A+ and they want to share how they approached the unit.
Onwards and upwards I guess.
Lesley
Purpledoordesgin
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Joined: March 28th, 2019, 9:41 am

Re: Unit D very hard

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Hi Lesley

I have just start unit D and I am also finding it challenging. I am struggling with understanding scale. So you are not alone on this. The good news is that we can improve and redo it.
Dhru
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Joined: February 13th, 2020, 10:49 am

Re: Unit D very hard

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Hi guys, I found a trick to make those precise drawings in unit D easier. Instead of plain white paper, I used 1/4" graph papers. As the graph papers came in the form a pad (I bought them from a Staples store that stayed open during COVID-19 lockdown), I didn't tape them on the table unlike the video instructions. The graph paper really helped me with precise 90 degree angles. The grids in the graph paper is in light green color. Once you are happy with your drawing and made the lines dark with art pen, you can do the following steps to get rid of the green grids of the graph paper:
1. Open the photograph/scan in Adobe photoshop
2. Select image -> adjustments -> hue/saturation
3. Select green from drop down (default is master)
4. Increase the lightness to 100% to make the green invisible
5. Optional: adjust brightness, contrast and gamma to make it cleaner
Hope this helps and good luck!
Dolce
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Joined: April 10th, 2018, 7:32 am

Re: Unit D very hard

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Im finding to understan scales a bit hard. Any tips are welcome!
:)
Dolce
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Joined: April 10th, 2018, 7:32 am

Re: Unit D very hard

Unread post by Dolce »

Hey Druh,

Thank you for the tip. Will check on the graph paper. Are you done with the program?
wendieH
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Joined: May 19th, 2020, 3:27 pm

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I am also finding this exceedingly hard ;(
everydayanna
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Joined: April 13th, 2020, 11:51 am

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Also finding Unit D very hard. I actually had to re-do it as my mark was quite low. It definitely deflated me. Scale drawings/neat drawings are not enjoyable to me and I have had to re-do them soooo many times. Moving onto E now.
Edith
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Joined: September 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Re: Unit D very hard

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Hi, I'm in the process of doing unit D. I am struggling with D7, elevations. In the rough sketch, how do you manage to add all measurements. I have two windows, do you add measurements for the window trims and moldings? if so how did you manage that since they are such small measurements. I also have a 4 drawers dresser, do I need to add the measurement of the drawers ? if so where on the design do you add those measurements, just next to the dresser? I am not sure if I am explaining myself correctly. thanks for your help.
Kimani
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Joined: April 13th, 2020, 4:29 am

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HI Edith
Based on the text Understanding Floorplans, "you measure the trim as part of the wall, not as part of the window or door. Your window or door measurements should reflect the width of the opening that each feature occupies in the wall."
In regards to the concern about the measurement of the dresser, you record the height and width of the dresser itself, no need to measure and record the size of the drawers.
Hope that helps.
Edith
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Joined: September 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Re: Unit D very hard

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Thank you Kimani, it does help!
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