My Current Conundrum

How do I as a set designer walk a fine line on a set where bad painting might be appropriate to the location, and yet not make it look like bad scenic painting? If the setting that I am emulating would naturally be the site of some bad faux finishes, or bad decorative paint treatments, and I mimic that, will it just look like bad scenery? That's my question for today. Thoughts?

1 Response to "My Current Conundrum"

  • Nita Says:

    I know nothing about set design, but my life experience says that a character who decorates badly does it with the furniture and his/her clothes too. So perhaps make the poor execution subtly evident in other elements of the character's surroundings.