Axonometrie du Moulin d’Orsennes
Just like last year I’ve spent a few weeks in Orsennes this summer, to do volunteer work at Sadhaka. A beautiful place in central France, where creative, yoga and massage courses are given in and around a beautifully converted watermill.
Besides the work in the kitchen, plenty of time remained to experiment with crayons, pencil and watercolor. It may sound like professional deformation that as a subject I mainly looked at the architectural, urbanistic and landscaping context of the Moulin and the adjacent buildings. But it resulted in some nice drawings, as shown above.
A computer-generated sketch
Creative teacher Patricia Benjamins challenged me to make a kind of explanation drawing: a section that shows how the complex is put together, where exactly which spaces are. But I managed to make such a sketch only after returning home, when I again had access to my favorite tools: Autocad, 3ds Max and Photoshop.
From my memory, I built a 3D model of the site. Also, with a little help from Google Earth and hundreds of photos, by the way.
And though the drawing comes directly from the computer I’ve still given it the looks of a handsketch. Meanwhile, the picture is already being used to familiarize new guests of the Moulin: