Introduction to Prop Design - Looking for fellow 'classmates'

  • Hello! I'm taking this class too! Although, I have a different way of learning since demands on my time here are so hectic. I generally listen to the whole course while I wash dishes or fold laundry (down time for me), and then go back over the videos and do the assignments during my scheduled art time ( at oh-God-thirty in the mornings). So, I don't typically follow assignments in a timely manner, but would like to try with you all! I'm about to do Assignment 2.

  • @Leah - Love to see what you come up with! :-]

  • @charitymunoz - Love to see what you'll be making, just chime in whenever you have the time! :-]

  • here is my drawing so far of the oil lamp. the top right one is the structure drawing of the lamp with a three quarter top view, the rest are these quick orthographic sketches. i want to perfect the structure drawing of the lamp a little more before rendering it, it still needs a bit of work but i was just so impatient to upload it already! will do that shortly and show you the finished one soon hopefully.

    delighted to recive feedback and critiques.

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  • @Leah Nice! Love the different angles, really gives a good feel of the structure. If I had to pick one thing I'd tilt the top part of the handle on the 3/4 top view just a little bit (to the left), to align it with the nozzle on the front – it now feels a tad askew.

  • hi everyone! i have done my lamp...made it a bit flatter so it looks more of a lamp and less of a jug. truth to be told, its not really how i imagined the outcome to look like, what do you all think?
    iv taken out the inlaid pearls or whatever those designs were meant to be. Too complicated. besides, its being a background prop and not a hero prop. and also, i think its just being in a regular Persian persons house, not the king....
    its the first time i designed something, as well as almost my first time renedering a piece digitally so please please give feedback coz thats really the best way to grow!

    thanks to all!
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  • I too just started the course and I will be doing the first assignment tonight. I am thinking of doing a beach theme lamp. It would be great to go through it with a group of people. My schedule varies as I have 3 kids and a full time job to juggle. I will post on this thread when I have something.

  • @Leah – Awesome! I like the simplicity, and the cascading sides still give it a distinct, elegant character. I struggle with light and shadow myself, but the way you did it seems very convincing. :-]

  • @robbery Welcome to the club :-]

  • Hey there! Here’s the work I’ve done so far for the prop class. Since I’m working on a portfolio I decided to do my own thing a bit!68B2FCBE-4252-40A1-B136-A12FD4058E06.png

    C&C welcome, of course!

  • I am going for a tropical beach theme. Here are my silhouettes. 3EC9073E-6E52-4457-9A5D-6CA31F7D6350.jpeg

  • Ok, got some silhouettes done for the first assignment. Was thinking of what type of lamp a squirrel might have in its nest. This is the best thumbnail. I'd show the rest, but the 3yo Phantom of the Art Studio has decided to use markers with my silhouettes and thumbnails and they're all covered in technicolor scribbles now. 20200702_061740 (1).jpg 20200702_061734.jpg

  • detailed sketch/structure of table. going over it another time to get it better