After changing aspects of my scene over and over, I decided it would be best for my project to pick a different environment to model, something more tangible and which I wouldn’t be tempted to change. This was when I came across the work of Joshua Smith and Satoshi Araki, who both create stunningly detailed scale models of urban buildings.
Seeing these models and how they were lit made me want to model a building which actually exists, much like both of these artists as it means that I’ll be able to focus on detail work rather than changing details. This along with the current Save Cathedral Quarter campaign made me take a look around myself and I decided to model the Sunflower Bar on Union Street.
This building’s design is gorgeous, and the fact it’s alone against more modern buildings just adds to it’s unique design. I also really like the parts which add character to this building, like the air conditioning unit and the cage at the door. Although I was really enjoying my previous concept, I am really excited to move on and get in to these models! I plan to continue with my old concept to boost my portfolio going in to placement.