Monday, 11 August 2014

My 2D Wooden Camera

I'm not a particularly 'arty' person, so when told that we had to design something for enrichment I really was at a loose end. After doodling ('brainstorming') for a while I came up with the idea of creating a camera which would be 2D but I'd paint it to look 3D. 

I used some fancy computer software to create my design (I honestly haven't got the faintest idea what it was) and then it somehow connected to a machine which cut the design out in you can tell I really don't have a clue about these sorts of things!
I almost didn't want to paint it - I loved it like this!
Once the machine had done its thing, I went about deciding what colours to paint the camera. First of all I wanted to paint it all different shades of blue and then thought I was probably being too ambitious and should stick with greys and blacks - the colours that cameras actually are!
It was so hard to paint all the tiny bits of detail!
There was slow but steady progress for the first few hours, I'd paint an area and then would decide the paint was too watery and then it was too thick and then I'd smudge it...but after a lot of faffing it began to look a bit more camera-like.
So many circles to paint!
Here's my final version:
As I've said, I'm not really in anyway 'arty' and didn't take Art as a GCSE or anything like that so, for me this was pretty cool and I was quite proud of myself for sticking with it and not just leaving it unpainted! 

Abi :)


  1. That's really cool, I actually took Art Gcse but I'm not really that artistically talented if I'm honest haha. I did Design Technology at school (not at GCSE) but I was so hopeless when it came to cutting wood or anything like that, so I could never produce something good like this :)

  2. Thankyou! Awh haha well I would be too but this fancy machine had like a laser and cut it out for me! I'm still trying to understand exactly how it worked haha! Abi :)

  3. This looks great :) Well done sweetie

  4. Aw thankyou very much! Abi :)

  5. This is amazing, I wish I could create stuff like that!

  6. Thankyou Amy! Aw I'm sure you could! Abi :)

  7. Wow you made that... Its amazing !!!

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  8. Yeah haha, awh wow thankyou very much! Of course I will, you too! Abi :)

  9. That looks great! I wish I could be artsy like you :P
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  10. Aw thankyou, haha well I didn't think I was really! Sure thing! Abi :)


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