Today was my last day of college for this year (I still have one year to go) but it didn't really feel like it at all. The time has just flown by and I can scarcely believe that I've been doing this modelmaking course for two years now! O_O
I finished my door (complete with severed heads!)
(with Ferdinand the Unicorn. :P)
...and finally got the hellish thing that was the graded unit over and done with. I somehow managed to get 87 ½% for it which works out as a high A - something I was NOT expecting as I couldn't get enthused with the subject at all. I didn't mention it on here as I was stressing over it too much but basically we had to design a piece of sculpture to go outside the Glasgow Riverside Museum with the theme of 'man's love affair with transport'.
I ended up designing a zoetrope which would show the evolution of a particular mode of transportation in the form of a wheel which would spin either by the wind or by visitors pushing it. My final model was awful but the photoshop job I did of inserting it outside the museum in clusters wasn't too bad. :P
I made a gif of what you'd see if the zoetrope part actually worked too. I drew all the frames from photos of old and new bicycles and motorbikes.
Anyway, it's our end of year show on Tuesday where we can showcase everything we've made this year then I have a couple of months of holiday before I go back in August. :D
I want to do a lot of model horse stuff in the summer while I can as I feel I've been neglecting it recently and I think I've probably lost everyone's interest in this blog as a result. :(
I've been making a few props and things in any spare time I could muster recently though so I might have something to post in the next week. I have a new Julip to introduce but I can't until she tells me her name which might be a while as she's being less than forthcoming!