I did some search about boxes design, here are some that gives me inspiration for my project.
I first did a very simple sketch on my sketchbook, then I straight away went ahead and did a 3D model on my 3D software, and I made the improvements from there.
After I confirm my design, I created a template for myself to make the model making process easier.
I use the template and made a sketch model using art card, to test out whether the important parts are able to work or not.
After the consultation with the sketch model, I further improve the design and made my final model.
I used the PVC sheet from artfriend as it is easier to cut compare to wood. (can be cut by penknife)
I used Car putty instead of wall putty to cover up the holes because Car putty is waterproof. so I actually can wash my box if I wanted to.
After putty, I sand it down. And finish the whole model.
so for the colouring, I spray 3 layers of primer and sand it down. After everything is smooth. I then spray the red paint on the model. The red paint gives a matt texture, but I want my model to look like a bento box which is gloss and reflects light. Hence I spray 5 layers of clear coat over the outer side of the box.
See my final post for the outcome!
I have made my 3rd sketch model.
Feedback after consultation
- The model can be 2x bigger.
- More planes can be added.
- Have a second part at the bottom.
- Use warm light.
- The whole form can be more dramatic.
After consultation, I went back to make the changes in a 3D software.
In order to make the whole form dramatic, I changed the angle of each plane. However, I then realized I can’t join the upper part and lower part together.
I then solved the problem by having a center spacer without teeth.
After finalized my form, I create the template for the model and started making the final model.
Here are my 4 sketches, I did my design in a 3D software to have a clearer visual of the form. After that, I went on to make two sketch model using corrugated board.
Sketch Models 1
Sketch Models 2
Adding a light bulb in the model.
Will continue to make one more model, and then develop the one with the most potential.