Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The fridge is done, light the candles!

Ok so I've been in the lab all day since 8:30 this morning working hard and it doesn't seem like I've gotten much done. Sometimes you just have those days right. I think it's due to fine tuning as opposed to modeling large ticket items. Oh wait, I did model my barn, however I'm not going to show that until I have some texture on it.

I'm about to go take my first meal break of the day (it's 5:12pm) and have some food. Then I'll be back in here till midnight!

Yesterday I finished my fridge. A few days ago I finished the table and chairs - now I just need to get some decorations on there... I'm still not quite sure what I want to put for the setting decoration in the middle of the table.

I wanted to share these cute candle holders. I came across a picture of some that were similar and liked them so much I decided I needed to create my own version for my environment. Too bad I don't have them in real life because I sure do like them!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

A little bit of kitchen at the beginning of the semester

I realize it's been a long time since I've last posted anything on my thesis. I was hoping to keep this blog much more updated then I have been... but then again senior year has been extremely busy it's hard to make time to post things. Well it's the first day back to my last semester here at Ringling College before I graduate! I have to say it's been an amazing time here but I am excited to step forward into the next chapter of my life.

Ok so over break I've been working on the modeling of my environment. I had a lot of things simply blocked in during last semester simply because of lack of time. Modeling is something that I absolutely love to do and I find it super relaxing. Honestly, I was hoping to have more finished before school started back up, but sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles, right? Anyway I just finished my stove. It is not textured at all and has simple lambert applied as texture. I have several more things that I want to get modeled in the kitchen before I can start to UV, another thing I really like to do and find relaxing.

I like the way the stove turned out and I am sure it will look so much better once it's been UVed and the textures have been applied to it.

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I spent a day working on the window treatment and, as you can see, there is still a lot more work that needs to go into it. I have to figure out some type of dressing for the shelf above the window. Some type of country kitchen stuff! I need to get a sink modeled and put in. I also want to work some more on the curtains so they don't look so perfect. They need a little life breathed into them.

I was getting a bit frustrated at the lack of good reference I was able to find then a funny thing happened the day before I started working on the window, I got a Pottery Barn catalog in the mail for "Farm House Style". How perfect was that? It's really helped a lot to spur new ideas!

Ok so here is the overall kitchen. Like I said, there is a lot of work to be done. I plan to have a lot more clutter on the counters. I want it to look "lived in". So I am planning to get some type of dressing (dishes, candles, etc) on the table. General kitchen clutter on the counters and I want to put some dressing above the top cupboards. I need some door handles still as well.

Ok time for me to get back to work. Hope to be posting sooner rather then later!