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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN

FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT

NAME: YONG AI YI
STUDENT ID NO: 0321977
WORD COUNT:729
ENGLISH 1 (ELG 30505)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: PROCESS ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 11th MAY 2015

ESSAY DRAFT
1st Paragraph : (i)What is sketching ?

Sketch is defined as to create rough, undetailed drawings.
(ii) How useful will it be for you in your respective course?

I will be able to translate my ideas from my mind
(iii) What is your process essay about?

How to sketch a rice cooker

2nd Paragraph : (i) chosen material?

Rice cooker
(ii) five senses in describing this material











It looks like a giant egg.
It is in white colour .
It is tasteless .
It don’t have smell .
It produce sounds like drum when I knock it.
accessories which is rice scoop, scoop holder, measuring cup,
steam plate.
It has 5 buttons on it and comes with a small monitor
The capacity of this rice cooker is 1.8litre
Consumption power of this rice cooker for cooking and keep warm
is 835watt and 95w.
It weight 3.4kg .
dimension of the rice cooker is 232 x 263 x 351.

(iii) Why you chose this material?

It makes cooking more easy and it is convenient.

3rd Paragraph : (i) The Drawing Tools needed.

A4 paper, 2B pencil, 6B pencil and eraser
(ii) Shading part .

I use a 6B pencil for shading part in order to make it more darker.
(iii) Any other stationary / tools used to achieve balance?

Using a blending stump smoothed out any rough edges and
makes the shading more gradual and realistic.

(iii) Did you need to clear your workspace to begin your sketch with
peace of mind?

I like to sketch in a cleaner place and a silent place so that I could
sketch with peace of mind.

4th Paragraph : - Put the rice cooker in a right place and right angle that I
wanted to draw.
- sketch out the outline so that it would not be very messy.
- a value scale is needed. The value scale can help me determine
the different depths of my shaded drawing.
-Light source need to be located
- circular shading methods for my shading areas was used.
- preliminary shading of my drawing was created.
-When it is still in “edit mode” of my drawing,I would not use the
full darkness of my pencil so that I can erase or move shadows and
light spots easily.
-more layers of shading was sketched and darken gradually.
- used a blending stump to smoothed out any rough edges and
makes the shading more gradual and realistic.
5th Paragraph: - This sketching process took me about two hours to finish it.
- I faced a lot of problems at first because I do not know how to
do shadings.
-After this, I will do more sketches with more shading skills in order
to improve my drawing skills.

Sketch is defined as to create rough, undetailed drawings. An example of
sketch is for a designer to create a simple drawing of a garment he plans to sew.
Sketching is very useful especially in my course which is Architecture because I
will be able to translate my ideas from my mind. In this essay I am going to
describe how to sketch a kitchen tool.
The kitchen tool that I have selected is a rice cooker which is Panasonic
Rice Cooker (Microcomputer) SR-LVA18. This is a multi-function rice cooker and it
contain 5 microcomputer programmed menus. The physical appearance of this
rice cooker looks like a giant egg and it is in white colour. It has five button on it
which is start, menu, timer, cooking timer and stand- by/on off button. It contain
inner pan which is a black coated non-stick pan and it comes with accessories
which is rice scoop, scoop holder, measuring cup, steam plate. The capacity of
this rice cooker is 1.8litre. Consumption power of this rice cooker for cooking and
keep warm is 835watt and 95w. It weight 3.4kg and the dimension of the rice
cooker is 232 x 263 x 351. The reason why I chose this rice cooker as my
sketching object it is because it has many functions. As a university student that
stay far away from home, rice cooker is my best companion for cooking. Because
I can cook easily with this kitchen tool. It is really convenient because I can just
simply set timer and put all my ingredients in it. The most interesting part is it
will keep food warm after it is done cooking.
Before sketching the rice cooker, there are few drawing tools that I need to
prepare which is A4 paper, 2B pencil, 6B pencil, blending stump and eraser. On
the shading part, I personally use a darker pencil which is 6B. In order to make
me felt comfortable when I am sketching, I like to sketch in a cleaner place and a
silent place so that I could sketch with peace of mind.

The first step to sketching a rice cooker is put it in a right place and right
angle that I wanted to draw. Different places will produce different kind of
shadows. So, I need to choose a right angle that I can easily sketch out. Next, by
watching it I need to be very concentrate to sketch out the outline so that it
would not be very messy and I would make sure that my outline is neat and tidy.
After that, a value scale was created. The value scale will help me to determine
the different depths of my shaded drawing. A complete value scale will range
from white all the way to black with many shades of grey in between. Then, light
source was located .The brightest areas will be those closest to the light, and the
darkest areas will be the furthest away. After located the light source, circular
shading methods for my shading areas was used. Next, preliminary shading of
my drawing was created. Since I was still in the “edit mode” of my drawing, so I
would not use the full darkness of my pencil so that I can erase or move shadows
and light spots easily. This means press lightly, and only barely fill in areas that
need shading. In other hand, more layers of shading was sketched. Darken
gradually, each time laying a thin layer of shade. The contrast between light
areas and dark areas should become more clear and distinct. Finally, blend
shaded areas. For the smoothest blend, I used a blending stump. It helped me
smoothed out any rough edges and makes the shading more gradual and
realistic.
This sketching process took me about two hours to finish it. I am not a
person who sketch a lot so I took quite a long time for sketching. This is my first
time sketching a rice cooker. I faced a lot of problems at first because I do not
know how to do shadings. So I did some research and surprisingly I learned so
many knowledge about shading and sketching through this assignment but the
most important is my sketching skill has highly improved. After this, I will do
more sketches with more shading skills in order to improve my drawing skills.

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