So I last left off the 100 project by finishing the Narra, Holly, and Bronze version (#3). I believe that there is definitely an improvement over #2, and it’s heads and tails better than #1a & b. But it also revealed that there is so much more to pursue.
I keep having to remind myself of what it is exactly that I am trying to do: make it better. Make it more beautiful. I still am adhering to the basic principles of simplicity, but I don’t think I’ve taken it as far as it can go (not nearly). The big question is whether or not subtle changes get a big enough bang for the buck. Or, do I need to step out of the current paradigm and really blow this thing up. So, to explore these variations I have started with a 3D projection of the basic proportion that I have already come up with.
This is drafted on 11x17 paper, so I will have copies made tomorrow and use this as a template to sketch as many variations as I can come up with. I have no idea what this is going to reveal, but I’m kind of excited for it… It’s like an adventure, really.
I did take this pencil drawing and recreate it in Illustrator. I don’t know if I will continue with this or not. Just keeping my options open.
With copies in hand, I proceeded to draw multiple variations.
o make a long story short, I settled on one design that I liked.
This sketch really doesn’t show just what it is I have in mind- but it has what I need for the next step: a full 3D perspective projection. All of the elements HoE exist and I have amped up the surface shapes. There is also an element that I am adding that is not shown in this drawing, but will be clearer in the full 3D rendering as well as in some mock up pieces that I have yet to make. I like this design for multiple reasons, but one aspect is that it is sort of weird. It's definitely different, but I believe it is, "good".
So next up is the full drawing and the mock up pieces to illustrate a new… idea?