needed a ledge to sit drodel, so I made a ledge to scale too (600mm long) that stood cos no drilling. for sense of how narrow (conditions soldiers had to put up with)
sitting on the ledge included items such as a watch, sketchbook, word search book (while shopping for props, discovered this ornate one, chose it for colour but thought it also spoke to representation of the self, or the treat, enjoying luxurious things during holiday?)
cushion that mimics the actual design! again, military white bcos military & hotel standard issue look.
so the drawing now acts as a view/window too, and the viewer becomes a ‘holiday-er’/soldier, counting the days with chalk, or drawing in sketchbook.
overhead hung 1:1 shelf!
I guess in summary this place is a
depressing sombre retreat, like a holiday you unwind too which ends up winding you up more than when you arrived. y’know those holidays. Or a quiet artist/writer retreat, bare with space to think.
haha this got quite overlooked/swamped by walls of neighour renders, but I guess its a good thing! Works for being concealed and missed overhead etc? :P okay done!
drodel’s turn in the spotlight
EDIT: forgot 1:1 context shots! added here to maintain legibility hopefully
couldn’t find white wall thingy at industrial so used a table and whiteboard!
acrylic paint on canvas, perspex protecting it and both sit on a pine wood shelf
secured by nuts, bolts and screws.
Idea follows the theme of preparedness that wasn’t/can’t be used in the end (Fort Opau) - a repeated image of a product protected by reinforcements, placed on a high, inaccessible without a ladder, shelf.
Black & White too denotes time, waiting listlessness; it doesn’t matter if its day or night, but more relative to waiting for something to happen/making something happen.
The house was designed to be dark too haha. observed this when trying to render.
I’m sure I’ll forget something but saw a lot of parallels happening across subjects and themes as was doing this.
kitchen setup for drawing!
sigh v glad I did this, grown very rusty and the decision was kinda informed by the concept too; the waiting, no-low technology, of a time past, documentation, keeping watch, biding time, SITTING UNCOMFORTABLY (this one was very true, had to let the residue fall, so its hung vertically, thus sitting cross-legged on the floor haha sore back.
This great blog post led me to try the blender stump - got at French Art, and this super chamois aka shammy - got from Bunnings)
tracing, set the size to fit the 1:20 drodel as much as possible! so it is to scale to be “mounted”. quite like the framing, which was a plan, included drodel perspectives and showed room functions without having to label them (I hope)
drawing was made by printing the composite on transparency and projecting it on to the paper via OHP! good ol traditional.
went scouting for 1:1’s materials, exhbition props on Saturday. Wood for shelf & ledge and I think this bolt could do the trick!
OHP projected to get scale of drawing
got to make sure drodel is right too
drodel wip II
edit: + Priscilla kindly gave me some insulation! (quilting stuffing she thinks)