These samples basically are the development of the samples I made last time, which is the metal plates with holy colors on it. This time I used holy fabrics attached on the holy metal plates. I think fabric could make it more like skin textures. But visually this result is not better than last samples, […]Read more "Another way of translating lizard skin"
As I posted in my blog recently, I carved and got a casting square piece last week. I used this piece as mould to make some silica gel samples. Doing this is one of the ways of translating the lizard skin, including the texture and colors. These color patterns are all based on my research […]Read more "Translate lizard skin and exploring colors"
Last Thursday, we had a workshop about colors. We organized the objects we brought, into color categories. That’s how this amazing object rainbow comes. At the same time, my exploration of colors on my own project is carried on as well. I’m exploring the natural colors and patterns on the lizard skins, and experimenting on […]Read more "Color session：Building our color library and exploring colors on my own project"
I cut some part of lizard skin patterns, and made tile pattern, playing with these colors and patterns.Read more "made some tile patterns of lizard skin"
This design basically needs repeating of the shells and connectors. So I was keep making mould and more samples with different original pieces. Meanwhile, I’m experimenting on making soft silica gel surface. The next step is color them.Read more "Keep repeating in different ways"
After printing and casting the original pieces of samples, I made moulds for repeating them. I used silica gel to make the moulds, and poured liquid resin inside. I tried clear resin and resin mixed with acrylic colors. Some pieces were good, some were bad because of air bubbles. I cut the moulds in different […]Read more "Making moulds with silica gel"
3D print should better be used for tiny and more complicated pieces. This time I still use 3D print to make this shell, but I adjust it into a harder for handmade but better for my structure design one. My experiment plan for this shape as a unit of the structure is using soft connectors […]Read more "Another 3D print shell—-print into whole piece and using soft material to make connectors"
During my drawing experiment about colors, I had an idea about crazy lizards, and repeat the lizard head on the shell of the structure. the Repetition art always have strong visual feelings, so I carried on the experiment of this idea at the same time with other works.Read more "Crazy Lizard—-carving lizard head and experiment on this idea"
Last week, I got my 3D print samples and get them casting pieces. I made mould with silica gel and made more pieces into different colors. the most important meaning to make these samples is to learn how the 3D print works. Also, I made perfect shape so that I could at least made mould […]Read more "3D print samples"
In the past weeks, I experimented on colors, meanwhile, the shape and texture on the surface of shell is another focused point. I want to add a soft textured surface on the shell, so I made this mould by wax carving and casting. I will continue doing press forming with metal and shaping silica gel […]Read more "Made a mould for press forming a textured thin metal piece and shape silica gel"