Combining Passions

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Closed window design

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I have always had more passions than time in a day. So whenever I find a way to combine my passions into a single project I get really excited. With this project I get to meld my love of metals with my joy of making comics, which has me really excited!

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The process for this piece is also pretty crazy. After the initial sketch I had to figure out what would be a part of every layer. This ended up with more than ten pages of designs on tracing paper!

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Next I had to take all of those into the computer to make more precise drawings of the frames. After making a bunch of layered pieces I’ve learned the hard way that precision on the design process makes cutting a whole lot easier.

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From there I cut out all the paper pieces and attached them to the metal.

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Then I finally got to start cutting! By the end of it I will have over 94 pieces to be attached to make the window. Each door and the center window will have about 18 layers of metal. It should be pretty solid!

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It’s not all cut out yet but I’m making progress.  And when stacked up it is finally starting to look like the image in my head, which always improves motivation!

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Mostly, I just enjoy cutting out the designs. It’s kind of medetative. Lucky for me there’s so many pieces to cut in the project!

And even better, I basically get to make a short metal comic book. Which is awesome!

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