Thursday, 28 February 2013

Adaptation: Another Speed Painting

An attempt at trying to solve the uninterrupted views of the garden from the previous designs that Phil mentioned.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Adaptation: Allium Experiments

A few maya experiments using furs to try and visualise a flower in 3D, in this instance an allium.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Adaptation: Greenhouse Designs

Adaptation: Greenhouses

I have decided that I want to plan the layout around the greenhouse as that is the most prominent structure in the lawn area of the garden. As this is going to be one of the main features of the garden I need to look into victorian era greenhouses.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Adaptation: More Landscape Designs

A few more floor plans for the garden. These are working much better than my previous examples.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Adaptation: Stylised Flowers

Regards to the design of the flowers that I'm going to use for my garden, I have decided to go with something a little more stylised. Phil suggested looking at making the flowers simple in design but recognisable for what they actually are. An example he gave was the work of printmaker Angie Lewin.

Here are a few examples of stylised flowers I've come up with so far. The first two images are of plants called Alliums and the second two are of Roses:


Adaptation: Initial Landscape Designs

Following on from Phil's advice on designing the garden from the ground up, I have drawn out some rough floor plans of how the garden is going to look. This will make it easier to identify what is going where in the garden and take out the guess work when it comes to concepts and modelling. 

However modelling out the entire garden is a large and potentially overwhelming task, so I have decided to look at one portion of the garden; the lawn.  

I started by laying out the paths for the garden (above) but trying to place key features around the paths was proving to be a challenge. So instead I have decided to build the garden around the key features and then layout the paths. I have taken some extracts from the book to help identify some key features so that I can build the garden around them. These are as follows:

- Yews down two sides of the lawn
- to the right a greenhouse
- from each corner a path that twisted to some other depths
- tall fir tree (corner of the lawn)
- outermost paths

Adaptation: Flower Studies