Wood Accessory: Midterm Project

Inspiration:

The main inspiration for this project is Will Scobie and his works. He describes his approach to illustration is that it “plays with the idea of the continuous line, whilst maintaining a graphic simplicity and communicating an idea through a playful and optimistic perspective” (Will Scobie).

Will Scobie’s insect digital drawing
Will Scobie’s digital drawing
Will Scobie’s ink lining

Sketches and Iterations:

I have always illustrated clothing and armors for imaginary characters, which is why I have decided to create a set of costume/accessories in real-life that could be interacted with. Nevertheless, I wanted to incorporate Scobie’s approach to illustration into this laser cutting project: to create a set of accessories with as few basic pieces to build as possible;  each piece has to be minimal and yet not too simple.

First Iteration
Second Iteration
Sketch of pieces with actual estimated sizes

Laser Cutting:

Layout of the pieces on wood panel (Created on Illustration)

Making Process:

The material used for the wood panels are birch plywood, for not only because they are cheap to acquire but because of their soft and easy to bend nature. This will helps the curves of the product fits nicer on the model.

To connect the wooden panels into a choker, I used a half-an-inch piece of wire to create a sewing needle, attached it to the rust-colored chain and looped them through small holes on those panels. For the shoulder parts of the set, I used same colored hoops to attach the panels together.

Wood Accessories: Making process #1
Wood Accessories: Making process #2

Final Product:

  1. Set up on a mannequin:
Wood Accessories: Front view
Wood Accessories: Back view
Wood Accessories: Choker necklace’s front view
Wood Accessories: Choker necklace’s back view
Wood Accessories: Front view with connecting hook details
Wood Accessories: Back details

2. Set up on a person:

Wood Accessories: Back view when tried on a person #1
Wood Accessories: Back view when tried on a person #2

Wood Accessories: Front view when tried on a person

 

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