One side effect of painting battle damage onto models is that it’s made me start to look very closely at real-life examples of abused metal surfaces. Whenever I see chipped paint on a car, column, or other metal object I find myself studying it intently to see how the light interacts with the edges of the paint and the effects of rust on the whole object. Pictures help as source material.
I haven’t been doing much creatively for a while as I’ve had a very, very big design project going on. It should be published in the next couple of days, and I’ll add a link to it when it’s finally available.
In the meantime I have been doing a bit of photography. Of all things.
I started a project that I thought up a while back named “We put lines in the sky.” It’s an observation of the many lines that have gone up in the sky as a part of civilization’s footprint. I’ve pared down the first roll to a handful and cleaned them up a bit. I shot the following while out on a long bike ride one day.