Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Re-Run Mouse Guard Reference Models

For the start of 2016 I need to put my Blog on hiatus. This is due to a combination of reasons: not having material I can currently share to post about, being behind on important projects & unable to dedicate the time to develop new posts, and some personal/life things going on with the health of my Mother.

I will return to regular posting with process, tutorials, insights, advice, behind the scenes, stuff from the vault, and more before summer or hopefully sooner.
In the meantime, over the course of the hiatus, I've decided that each week in place of a new post, I'd link back to one of my favorite posts over the past 9 years of me updating this blog. Think of it as a greatest hits re-run on something you may have missed in that time. (And you can visit past posts anytime using the Blog Index: http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/12/blog-index.html)

This week:



Over the course of drawing Mouse Guard, I have become more and more reliant on building and creating my own architectural models I'll need for reference in the series. Not only do these help with consistency and complex angles when drawing the pages, but building the model is an easier step for designing a location for me than starting with a sketch. Below are links to 16(!) of my models made of chipboard, bristol, basswood, tin foil, paper, and glue.

Matriarch's Chamber:

The Mariner's Bell:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2011/05/reference-model-mariners-bell-in-issue.html

Lillygrove Library Arch:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2009/12/model-building-while-working-on-cover.html

Darkheather Part 1:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2011/09/darkheather-model-pt1-in-winter-1152.html

Darkheather Part 2:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2011/09/darkheather-model-pt.html

Darkheather Part 3:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2011/09/darkheather-model-pt_27.html

A Ship of Shell & Timber Scrap:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2012/08/black-axe-5-boat-model-in-black-axe.html

Shorestone Exterior:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/02/reference-model-shorestone-exterior-few.html

Shorestone Interior: 
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/02/reference-model-shorestone-interior.html

Haven Guildroom:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/03/reference-model-haven-guildroom-with.html

June Alley Inn:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-june-alley-inn-model.html

Seyan Gatehouse:
http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2014/11/seyan-gatehouse-model.html




Bonus Model Video from 2010:



2 comments:

Michael Prescott said...

That's really very cool. I've made a few maquettes in sketchup, but having the tangible model looks amazing.

Stefano Crespi said...

I love your work David, and that's why.

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