Sunday, 30 October 2011
Structure Influence Map for 'The Shunned House'
This is an influence map for the exterior appearance of the titular house in 'The Shunned House'. I've gathered images of elements mentioned within the text,
"broken fanlight, rotting ionic pilasters and wormy triangular pilament"
The building is of a similar construction to an Eighteenth century farmhouse, with various Georgian stylistic elements. The Georgian elements could also be translated to the design of the palace in 'The Masque of the Red Death', being set in a similar period. I've also put together some loose colour swatches, dabbing a bit of colour here and there just to see how they behave together, as well as setting the uneasy, gloomy tone and aesthetic of the story (quite halloween-y, but hopefully that will shift and change as the image takes shape.)