The Alley: Inspiration

09/01/2021 | The Alley

Personally, I really like the vibe and the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian era. It looks industrial, yet classy and with many new inventions, rarities, and fashion. This inspired me to make a small piece of a street in this time period with factories, houses, and shops.

I was inspired by a photo I found on Pinterest, which was taken in the 1960s by Phyllis Nicklin. It gives off the vibe I want to create in the scene. Classy, but a little bit urbex-like and hints to the olden times :). The gap between rich and poor is visible and there are a lot of signs and propaganda promoting new and sometimes strange items from this industrial era.

The first thing I am going to do is creating the street with its buildings in 3D with SketchUp. I will make everything from scratch. Some of the 3D models I design will be available as a free download in the SketchUp Warehouse and on Deviant Art.

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