Designing a block no one has ever seen before is easy as pie!
I knew what I wanted to do but needed some information inspiration. Pinterest!!!!!! My new best friend.
And Craft Paper! From a friend. (Thanks Tracy!)
And Help From a Friend........Frank! I just needed him to hold the dog leash while I drew lines and to say "Oh, you are SOOOOOO smart and beautiful AND talented!"
Hey, wait, dog leash??? you ask, incredulously. Yes, a dog leash. You will see how perfect it was.
I have been looking at Pinterest at pictures of oil derricks for the last few days. They are pretty much alike but from different angles. I narrowed down an idea in my mind: full frontal view, minimal lines and maximum height. I needed to be about 4 to 4 1/2 feet tall and not too wide because I wanted them to be tall and thin, in an exaggerated way.
I wanted it in black and white. Like I said, very industrial looking.
Measuring my paper, I decided on about 36 inches overall height. I sketched out a basic plan. It will by default, be a bit larger, but I am counting on that. I sectioned off the scaffolding sections getting smaller as it went up, but in a natural looking way. When I had what I thought would look good, I measured it off on the paper.
I needed a slight angle for the sides. The only thing I could find that was long enough was a dog leash. So I asked him to hold one side, while I pulled the other side straight and drew a long line exactly where I wanted it to be at the exact angle I needed. That way I could see what angle I needed on each side. He wanted to go outside and get all these tools and angles, but a do leash worked perfectly well.
Then I had to decide on a pattern for each segment of the rig scaffolding. And tomorrow I will test it to make sure my thoughts are accurate in the way it will work. I am pretty sure I am correct in what it will do when I add the strips. And I also realized that I need to add the strips in a particular order to get the look I want. That did occur to me at some point.
As you can see, I am not afraid to work outside the box. This will be way cool, and I won't even say IF it works, because I am SURE it will work! LOL.
Yes, we shall see tomorrow. Yes, we shall see..........