How to make a three-dimensional object from a painting and remain true to its 2D styling? For the basket of logs, I decided to go woven paper and real logs. After painting cardstock with the match yellow acrylic, I wove half-pica wide strips, then cut out the basket shape on the diagonal. (Yes, I switch measurement systems willy-nilly. Wood is almost always in inches, but my long years of graphic designery allows me to think and see in picas. It’s basically base 12, and very handy in 1:12 scale noodling.)
There are two other divergences from Mr. Hurd’s illustration: I stabilized the basket with an edging, and currently there are five logs in it.
I just liked the way it looked better. I toyed with the idea that five logs in the basket makes sense as the prequel to the great green room as famously pictured… I will probably go back to three logs.
We’ll slide more down the slippery slope of logic and time as the build progresses.