One of the challenges of learning the art of miniature on a project such as the Steampunk Chateau is the interesting and often tricky task of re-interpreting our real world in a new and interesting way, while promoting the sense of fantasy and drama that goes along with the Steampunk Vibe.
|An Oriel Window - Image Courtesy of Richard Croft CC|
|Second Floor Oriel Windows represented as curved boxes|
Now I don't know how many of you have bought something knowing you were going to cut it up immediately upon reaching home...but that is an interesting experience! I shelled out the money thinking the entire time what a complete fool I was! I almost could not do it!
With such a successful disassembly operation, I confidently moved forward with developing my ideas. I ended up with a starting point that I sort of liked...
|Furthering the Oriel Window concept|
|The concept I chose to use in the end after a detour!|
Now for a little aside... I'll tell you about another of those little corrections I made to my vision as I went through the process.
I have always loved the look of Art Nouveau, and one of the shapes I love is shown below, the pedestrian entrance to the 'Métro de Paris' Rapid Transit System.
|Ready to fly off into the Sunset|
I set about trying to make this idea work....and one of the first decisions I made was that it didn't!!
|A promising start!|
Well, I think it is time to end this post for the moment. I'll be back with more on the Oriel windows soon....
Until then! Have a great day!