we had “Making a lightbox” as our first unit, each student chose a lightbox design that represents a special place to them, some made a mountain ( Mr. Layman for instance ) some chose to make a house, but I chose to make the letters 221B with Start Wars fonts but it seemed too easy and simple and it won’t fill the whole box either so Mr.layman told me that a door would be nice so I made a door! which is sherlock holmes’ door, there’s nothing really special about it just holds a famous number which is 221B and his name “Sherlock” on the letter mail. I chose it because I like sherlock and I didn’t really have any other ideas.
I ended up mixing the color blue and brown to create this color to use for the door frame like it shows in the following picture
I also added a little white to the color i made earlier although it’s not really that big of a difference. I did that to paint the transom window
but for the panels, I decided to mix brown and gray to make brown I guess, I was hoping for a different color but I got light brown
I’ve also painted my box white, I dont think I have to take a picture of that since all of my pictures has the box with it
and last but not least for the letter mail, I used a brown/ goldish color and wrote “Sherlock” using a black pen with a little help for a friend. and I used a white colored pencil to write 221B I couldn’t use the laser cutter to cut “221B” so I wrote it
and that is all the colors that I’ve used.
before I started on this project I never thought I could do something like this and I never knew how. it’s not as hard as I excepted it to be, but can’t lie its a bit complicated, I’ve learned some things through this unit I actually learned some weird things like what is the glass in the door are called ( transom ), things that are so unrelated to making a lightbox but I also learned how to make one and I learned what color you would get if you mixed blue and brown which is actually cool. I can now brag about how I discovered a color which was already discovered……., anyway at least I can say that I learned some things.
i wrote ( a friend of mine wrote ) some names that are somehow related to sherlock on the side, like Dr.Watson, Marry Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Mrs. Hudson, and others, it did not look the best but i did it anyway.
althought i like my work but there’s Somethings that I’d like to change about my lightbox, like the colors they dont look great together i could’ve change them but i didnt have time, and the design and by design i spesficlly mean the transom window i mean yeah it looks great but the dot in the , so one piece of advice I’d give a future student doing this project would be first don’t put much paint, be creative do something different than what the others are doing, work hard on your design and don’t forget to plan your whole project before starting, because if you put me as an example, i started changing things and it didnt really look that well, ok change might be good but think about first, also i didnt really chose my colors which put me in a awakrd position
ok i might have been talking about what i did wrong, but honestly i feel good about my work for example when it came to the door migurerments it was actually great ok yes i used help from Mr. laymen but it was still good, also lets not forget the main idea to be honest im proud of myself! :).
This is my final project
and this is my final design