From yesterdays drawing workshop I had to develop it more as a tool; so using techniques such as continuous lines to create a scenario. As a class we were given 4 titles, which were – Underground, Under the sea, Sky and space. I picked underground and had to draw what I thought would/could live there (fictional/non-fictional), so using the drawing techniques I was shown I used it as a form of language to explain a Minor and some sort of Mole Man.
I then had to develop these drawings further by thinking of tools they’d use. My task was to phone a company and ask a list of question on there profession, I phoned a Forger asking about a certain tool they use – the Tongs. Unfortunately, I had no answer so I took further research inside the Yellow pages and phoned a Farrier (a similar job to forging). I was fortunate to have a discussion on tools with the farrier and different experiences he’d had (being kicked by a horse). From the conversation I portrait it on paper using the continues line technique. The aim of this session was to gain confidents as a designer by being forward with your ideas and not being afraid from getting ‘shot down’. It was also a great way of experiencing how to keep a conversation flowing and gain useful first hand research.
The last day of my method and process week I had to develop the drawings I had from the first day, which were continuous line sketches of the ratchet tool and wooden mallet. With the drawings I had of the objects I had to develop them by hibernating with different scenes and qualities. My final idea was to mix the ratchet tool with a student scenario; a pair of trousers that allowed you to alter the fit and appearance by tightening/loosening using the ratchet socket. I created a prototype using white bin bags, taped together to create a trouser form garment. The bin bags allowed me to experiment the function of the trousers by using a hair dryer to blow out, a loose fit maybe used to relax/go running (loosen using a ratchet) and a vacuum to suck in a tight fit, a smarter fit (tighten the ratchet). Myself and two class mates then were allocated a photography studio time to capture the function of the trousers working. To view the design as a GIF Press Here.