PIE 1 Art, Concept Art: Project 1a – Item Silhouettes
Created Thursday, August 30th, 2012 | Added Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Class:
PIE 1 Art- Concept Art

Assignment:
Choose three of the weapons/props from those provided and redesign them using only silhouette to describe your design. You can mix items from Zelda, Metroid, and Mario, or you can choose to do items all from the same game. On your final presentation, you should have three different items/props, each with four different redesgins. Make sure your deigns are easy to read.

Description:
I knew immediately that I wanted to redesign the Hylian Shield (Zelda). Soon after, I decided to try out Mario’s hat (Mario :P) and the Speed Booster (Metroid). I ended up coming up with a lot of designs pretty quickly, so I stuck with them. For whatever reason, I had the most trouble coming up with redesigns for Mario’s hat, but I got them eventually :P.

I started the designs in Photoshop, then I took the ones that I liked and vector traced them in Illustrator so they’d be cleaner, and so I could resize them without distortion (♥ vector). The final page was arranged in Photoshop.

Finally, we printed these out (the last image below) and hung them up. Then we picked our one favorite redesign from each person’s work. The votes were tallied up, and whichever redesign got the most votes was the one we were to work on in the next assignment (in the case of a tie, the artist chose which one he/she wanted to work on). Which one do you like the best? 🙂


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