The last few days have been all-Roorkee chair during all hours. I’m building a pair of them that reflect the two ends of the chair’s design spectrum – one chair from 1900 and one from Kaare Klint in the mid-20th century.
And, of course, I’ve been drawing leg profiles like crazy for the chapter on Roorkee chairs. As it turns out, these legs are difficult to trace from photographs. No matter what I do, the turnings look odd. A snarky reader might blame the turner. But I blame perspective. I wish we had never invented it, and we all still lived in a parallel projection world.
So I’ve taken to simply drawing these legs instead of tracing a Photoshopped image.
Now all my leg profiles look like penguins to me.
At least they don’t look like my first tracings – lumpy penguins that had spent too much time in the reactor core.
Tomorrow I’m cutting leather.
No, that is not a euphemism.
— Christopher Schwarz