I decided to take on 3 types of creative workshops. My partner paints figures from games so his workshop is his desk. He is generally very tidy about it as the desk has to double up as a pc station for doing reviews.
When he paints he uses a large magnifying glass with light to ensure he can see all the figurines in the detail that is needed. His main workshop area consists of a container or small brushes, a container of paints, one water jar and a cutting mat to rest on.
He uses an old cloth to rub the paintbrushes on and aside from that the only other tools are his glasses and his swiss army knife for cutting away plastic excess found on the figurines.
The second and third workshops were made up of the tools that are used for various jobs from my own collection. If I am doing anything arts and crafts then I use different tools and the large table we have becomes the workshop area.
Most of the crafts consist of glitter glues and scraps of material along with paint for glass and material. If I look for one thing only, such as glitter glue, then the box it is kept in becomes disarrayed and the items spill out of it until I find that one thing.
If I am doing a project then the table becomes a workshop and each tool is laid out so that it is clear what type of item it is. This is normally if there are a few projects on the go and I’m using one set of tools to play with while the others dry.
The images for the first workshop show the figurines and tools in place, but since the magnifying glass is a key part of the workshop area I tried to get that into the image in some way.
The second and third workshops were photographed from angles from above and below and lots of side shots. It was easier to include things this way, unlike the first workshop which was limited in space and what to include.
I then took the images from the pages and created four sketches outlining the type of rough image they represented with just shapes and a general idea on the workshop image.What I liked about this is the various angles that were created from simply working on different positions with the camera. It made some interesting shapes and sizes and the perspectives were varied.
I particularly liked the perspective of looking at the workshop tools through the magnifying glass. This distortion in the image gave a very odd shape to the image but the distortion worked well. The disarray of the tools in the third and fourth image worked well too, and the close up shot for the fourth sketch created a fresh perspective that definitely pushed the image to a better place.