The Earth Mover is the theme for today. I have a plan for this as well. I have been hinting about it the entire time I have been doing Inktober, but the main part of my story, apart from the actual murder and what not, is the Museum. The Museum, still without a name, but is yet to be designed. So hearing the Earth Mover, with the design still yet to be drawn, I just had to give this a go.
Day 13, The Earth Mover
So I had a few ideas on what I wanted this building to look like. I knew the features I just had to put idea to paper. Since I’m not an architect or someone who has particularly had experience in designing buildings, this was going to be a challenge. So, as with everything in this challenge, I took to Pinterest and started searching for futuristic designed buildings.
These two images were one of the first buildings I saw to give me inspiration on the Museum itself.
These images were ones I had found for influence on designing my building.
For the actual drawing I want to try something different. When I was searching around for reference images, I found this work by Sunga Park.
I loved how different it was and how the water colour juxtaposed the detailed sketches of the building and how it gave a gorgeous result. I’ll have to try this properly at some point, but since I’m not entirely sure on how the museum will fully look yet, this techniques gives room for the ideas I have planned and the gaps I will fill in digitally.
So when doing the actual designing of the building I played with a few designs, before I thought I settled on a final plan (see below). However, I really wasn’t happy with that bottom left hand corner edge. It just didn’t seem right, so like my motto pretty much is, I reworked the entire design, incorporating pretty much all I could from all the buildings I’d seen on Pinterest.
Once I’d finalised a design (Which I ended up altering anyways some more later on) I added in some colour with water colour pencil. Replicating Park’s designs would’ve been a lot easier with actual water colour paint, but I soon found out topping up colour with pencil really isn’t that easy. So I tried my best to merge the colours I wanted and create a skyline in the background with the colour that was left on my brush.
When adding in detail with ink, I went for small clusters of it. So I’d only arrange and detail small sections which were important or certain. I ended up just playing with it, which is best when exploring new techniques. I also really enjoyed this technique and will definitely be playing with this more in my own projects.
Overall this challenge day was one of my favourites. Not only did I really enjoy doing it , and putting to paper what I had been visualising for years now. But I really loved messing around with the designs, and trying this technique, which I probably wouldn’t have found without this challenge. I also loved the overall outcome and am excited to properly rework it digitally (you guessed it) when it comes to finalising designs.
I really don’t know how to approach the next one, but I hope I think of something.
Inktober List I used: http://memesforartists.tumblr.com/
Original inspiration image for building: http://theartofanimation.tumblr.com/post/139165210580/ruidan-lv-httpxidanlightcomgallery
Original inspiration image for Spheres: http://theartofanimation.tumblr.com/post/129694744044/tuomas-korpi-httptuomaskorpicomwp
Reference image for building layering: snt146.mail.live.com (This was the only link given on the site and that I could find, but I didn’t want to sign up to Microsoft so I hope it’s correct)
Reference image for building cut outs: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/project/2008/10832/studio-daniel-libeskind/new-york-tower-in-new-york.html
Reference image for building windows: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-architecture/
Reference image for building shape: http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/4810/Article/5346/language/en-US/Proposed-90-Story-Tower-Would-be-Denver-s-Tallest.aspx
Pinterest board for Inktober: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/inktober-2017/
Pinterest boards for my character references/influences/ideas: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/character-idea-inspiration/