INSPIRATION FROM JUST OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE – Brief recap – went for walk near to where I live, took photos, then made rough sketches.
Now, I like to do some more sketches. You might be able to see that they are on tracing paper and I will explain this aspect of designing in future blogs.
I used the curved pipe aspects of the photographs and also the “greenery”, which I have translated into wire work filigree. Also you can see the vertical pipes from the photographs in the design. Anyway, one design is nowhere near enough. I need to get lots of ideas down on paper. I might have designs in my head, but it is only when they are down on paper that I can start to see how they might work as pieces of jewellery. So, I worked on some more designs.
The design on the left is more organic and the design below is more geometrical. I was pleased enough with the designs but not over-happy. How do you describe what is not right with a design, sometimes it just does not look “right”!
So the next step is to do more drawing. I tend to find aspects of
my inspiration that I seem to put into all the first drawings – in this case I seem to be putting in the four vertical pipes and the curved horizontal bars. I also am including the “greenery” organic aspect into my designs.
Here, in this design, I have stripped the photograph back to its bare bones – although it doesn’t look like the above illustrations, it all comes from the same inspiration. The design on the left looked like a “guitar” which I did not like so I drew it again without the four downpipe details.
Great – I am liking this design now. Further work will be needed and I will start to think about more detailed drawing of the piece.