Saturday, March 29, 2008
Did a wide-ish HDR shot of the old set; looks pretty neat. May not be tossing the thing after all. I'm going to sleep on it still, we'll see. The HDR really highlights the texture and curves (like in the floor), which isn't all that evident in regular snapshots. These shots are still 'snapshots' though, in that they're isn't any lighting going on per se. Just one big industrial light.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
It would be real nice to be able to say that i'm not back at square one. That would be sweet.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Here's me mockup - its ugly, but it tells me lots. The bottom picture is an extremely rough photoshop job of the thing with some planks nad junk. Won't look quite like that; not many right angles - a regular funhouse. The funhouse angles are hard to communicate here.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The problem with the thing is the layout; the design of the thing didn't emerge from a coherent spark or single image of an interior; its a frankenstein, composed of various ideas and concepts and past decisions made that i'm no longer even aware of. It doesn't look like a coherent or logical interior ; its quite odd looking.
The main problem though is the the angles are almost all awkward looking, and unphotogenic. This is a problem with film.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
And here's the Print Cabinet, version 2. It took a long time to make; most of it is mahogany plywood (about 1/16" thick) which is much harder to work with than balsa. The bottom picture in the two-picture snapshot is the cabinet before I finished the paint job on the thing; my standard procedure now is to stain it, and then put a very thin wash of flat paint over it to flatten it out and hide the grain.
I made a wee cabinet for holdings prints/sketches etc. I knew it was a bit shitty when I was doing it, but I plowed through to the end. The next day (today), I decided that the thing just didn't cut it. Its always the right decision to do it over, but it sure sucks to have to write off so much work. Maybe it'll make an appearance in the shadows some where, in the big pile of junk i'm planning.
I made more books. Whoop dee doo. I made a 'new' book; top right corner. It's much harder than making old gnarly books. Making small things is spoiling my attention span; having to make something that takes hours feels like murder after making something that takes a half hour.