Middleground
Artifacts by Sam Watters
The finished lantern

Monster Lantern

A gift for a friend, inspired by a set of metal beast feet won in a yankee swap

The finished lantern

The finished lantern

Materials

Cast metal monster feet

Walnut wood

Thrift store vase (the pulsing core)

Brass rod and hardware

Antique silver handle

Lamp bits

 

Initial renders

Initial renders

Early attempts at modeling, the shapes here are based on ebay listings that I found for antique colored glass dishes, prior to finding the final vase.

Initial Prototype

Initial Prototype

Sometimes the best tools for the job are the ones you have in your living room.

Paper render

Paper render

Y'know, for scale!

Final render

Final render

Mostly accurate, better than the first attempts

Cutting the circles

Cutting the circles

A rich and chocolatey walnut

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Baby's first machining

Baby's first machining

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