Found Object-Utilitarian-Assemblage-Hybrid-Mechanical-Drawing

Student Work



Artists to research:

John Bock (google image search)
Alexandre Bircken (google image search)
Isa Genzken
Dave Hardy
John Byrd
Dufala Brothers
Kevin Cyr
Sarah Braman
Marcel Duchamp
Edward Kienholz
Wiki page Leonardo Di Vinci, Codex Atlanticus

Helpful videos:

How to draw a found object (video)

Three point perspective; how to draw a rectangle:

Three Point Perspective VIDEO

ME (Video-class afar from a hotel room) from a prior class, but still helpful.

transparent perspective drawing: starwars' y ship




All drawings must incorprate transparent form construction, but not to the point of confusion.

Click below to view examples of Transparent Form Construction.

How to make a ground plane: GROUND PLANE


To create an architectural-like sculptural assemblage drawing out of found objects from 3-D and 2-D sources. Consider unordinary relationships between objects. Contradictive, unusual, ridiculous unexpected, humorous, clever, and multi-layered meanings are relationships you are attempting to create by juxtaposing objects. Find the space between humor and seriousness.

Sculptural assemblage: (found objects arranged together to form a unified whole)

How to begin?

Research! google image search and print out objects of interest (functional objects tend to work the best). Functional objects are objects that have a function such as a tooth brush, or a wrench.. anything in the kitchen, bathroom or tool shed. Search for object that possess interesting formal qualities. They will yield the most interesting drawings. Also, research the artists listed above for influencial purposes.

Below is an example of how you will set up your 3-point perspective drawing

This is also an example of how you will begin to draw recognizable utilitarian objects.


A robot is a mechanical or virtual intelligent agent that can perform tasks automatically or with guidance, typically by remote control. In practice a robot is usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by computer and electronic programming.[citation needed] Robots can be autonomous, semi-autonomous or remotely controlled. The word robot first appeared in a play by the Czech writer Karel Capek in 1920.

Complex mechanisms and automata date back to ancient Egypt and were experimented with by varying thinkers over the centuries including Leonardo Da Vinci, Jacques de Vaucanson, and the Japanese Karakuri zui (Illustrated Machinery) in 1796. The 19th and early 20th century saw the development of remote and radio-controlled devices and even machines that tried to mimic more human-like features. The first electronic autonomous robots were created by William Grey Walter in Bristol, England, in 1948. The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954.

Robots are used in an increasingly wide variety of tasks such as vacuuming floors, mowing lawns, cleaning drains, building cars, in warfare, and in tasks that are too expensive or too dangerous to be performed by humans such as exploring outer space or at the bottom of the sea.

Robots range from humanoids such as ASIMO and TOPIO to Nano robots, Swarm robots, Industrial robots, military robots, mobile and servicing robots. The branch of technology that deals with robots is robotics. (WIKIPEDIA)






























































Leonardo Di Vinci (1452-1519)




Below are invention drawings or invention drawings influenced by Leonardo Di Vinci

















Below shows how one can use the drawing process to inspire a body of work in another medium.