I made this little diorama this afternoon. Making and building dioramas based on my favorite scenes from video games, comics, anime and so on is something I'd really like to start dabbling in. I suppose seeing Warhammer miniatures at the mall the nth time and going to life sized dioramas at Disneyland really sparked the interest.
This specific piece wasn't too complicated and there's nothing quite unique about the scene that can make someone go, "Oh, yeah. I totally remember that."
I'm using a Studio Decor display case from Michael's. It's 3.5in x 1.5in x 1.65in and it looks like it's supposed to house toy cars. The dirt is actually a sheet of sand from Woodland Scenics (you should check out the site and be amazed). The rocks and branches came from outside the front door and the little Choji figure is an old zipper pull I had sitting in a bag in the closet.
I'd like to continue to make these three-dimensional dioramas. I'll certainly switch between this kind and the kind that you make out of paper, where you have flat images and scenery with an included axis of depth.
In the middle of everything else I was preparing for Christmas, I got the bug to make an ornament for my buddies, Melinda and her husband, in honor of their first Christmas in the home they have been lovingly renovating. So I sat through a night cutting up cardstock with an X-acto knife and stringing miniature Christmas lights out of beads. There are tiny paper curtains and tiny window blinds! It's very silly.
I'd never patterned or made a tiny paper house before! Figuring out geometry is fun sometimes. Plus I got to make an incredibly small Christmas tree and get glitter all over everything.
After that, I made one other house ornament in time for gifting:
This is what I previously posted as a Cubic Sphere Gazebo,but I like the Pendentive title better. In this shot you will notice the addition of trellises up the corners or PENDENTIVES. They will encourage whatever climbing plant material is planted to grow to the top. I will suggest grapes to whomever ends up with this piece. All recycled steel 3"x3" rolled angle iron-9'3" diameter rings Height-12'6" I was almost finished when my portable welder completely self destructed,so I had to detach the trellises individually and take them into my studio to complete the welding with one of my other non portable machines . They're not rebolted in this shot as I intend to move the structure about 50 feet forward and to the right presenting another portal to the side entrance of the vegetable garden(where the rake is leaning against the fence). My awesome housemate DJ Guacamole has threatened to film the process of reinstalling the piece,in his fast forward experimental photography style,and post on You Tube as a shot film. If he does so I will give a link...
Semester project in which I had to design a small apartment building, I place most of the info on the submission. And even tho the project was already presented, I do plan on finishing it up and maybe including some renders of the actual apartments and circulations but this provides a general overview.
As you can probably see, I'm not very good at renders, I mean I think the building looks alright but I just didnt have the time to make the entire context which is why it looks as if the building was treated as an object without regard of the context, but it was, altho the project has an emphasis on creating private areas for each apartment, hence the gardens and the pool area on top, which is actually divided in two, the larger pool section and a smaller one behind the two volumes on top, one of which is the stair/elevator core.
Thanks for reading, and feel free to give criticism.
In scale (1:50) model of a art gallery project I made with my friend for our "Architectural forms - adaptation of industrial architecture" You find old industrial building and create a new interior for it with a function given by course teachers.
we got a 4 (out of 5)
Silesian University of Technology - Politechnika Śląska - Poland Master's degree course , year I
Jakub W. Ewelina P.
PS yeah the guy on the model fliped for the photos xd
The outside of the minka is pretty much done, especially since I don't have much information about how the roof is actually capped. The rocks were provided by my husband, who brought them home from work. I'm debating whether or not to glue them in place.
The shutters are not exact, but they are close enough for the purpose, I think.
Later, once I get all the detailing in the interior done, I want to do a modest base that will have a little landscaping on it to simulate grass and gravel. That will add the final touch.
I don't plan to paint this since I have no confidence whatsoever that I could do it right. I'd much rather leave it like this than take a chance of over working it and possibly ruining it. I quite like it like it is.
Inspired by the city of London, all 3,800 buildings are hand-made and spread accross 9 canvas's (16x12inch each).
Cities are loosing their identity. Years of styles, height and advances, remodelling skylines and homes. Destruction of the characterful old replaced with the shiney new. In 100 years if you walked through your home city, you will be an alien amongst familiarity.