Set Sketch: Rikki Tikki Tavi

Normally I do my set sketches by hand but I recently discovered SkethUp from Google, which is the only "drafting" program I have ever felt was intuitive enough for me to use. I took courses in AutoCAD of course, and I've tried Vector Works, but they are all written for applications that are far far beyond simple theatre sets and their interfaces are... horrid. After decades of using Adobe programs I just want them to function like Adobe, and they don't. I tried SketchUp on a whim and have fallen totally in love with it. It works the way my mind does. I'll admit that it has some limitations, and some of the functions are a bit annoying, but the deeper I get into it the more I am finding, and the better I am able to make it function. My first real task for myself was to draft a complete 3-D model of the Children's Theatre, and about the time I finished that I was offered the set designf or Rikki Tikki Tavi, so I "sketched" the set into my theatre model. I moved that over into Photoshop and did some work on it, and the result is this sketch. The first set for the Childrens Theatre that I've rendered in this way. I'm really happy with it.

0 Response to "Set Sketch: Rikki Tikki Tavi"