This piece started off due to the guilt that I was feeling about spending time working on personal art rather than developing my skills for my product design engineering degree. I had red paper and wanted to test out a new white pen that I had purchased. The subject matter of a washing machine was chosen as it was a generic product that would be challenging to draw and could hopefully help me to grasp the forms that make this design, and others like it aesthetic. With a resentful start, I began to enjoy the task as I delved further into it. Once the washing machine was done and the educational purpose of this artistic endeavour was fulfilled, the enthusiasm for the piece had not faded and I wanted to turn it into something that had allowed me to express myself. From this, I added the freeform exterior designs that are far more similar to my other work. For me, this piece has become a reminder that the academic goals that I set myself ultimately do not stand in the way of my creative goals and they can, in fact, be intertwined and benefit each other.
A4 pen and ink.