Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Pentagon Nightmare



I came across this lovely octagonal brick ceiling in a Victorian Gothic Revival pile, designed by Alfred Waterhouse who is also responsible for The Natural History Museum. Way too nice a design to leave undrawn, I sat down in the stained glass and decorative tiled porch to have a go. Then there was the glass shade, which I was going to miss out because something told me drawing a foreshortened pentagon was not going to be a piece of cake. 

Okay, I still sat there for an hour and a half but I found the same principles of measuring your angles in the air hold true no matter what place your head is at.

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