Thursday, May 2, 2019

Honor's Medallion


Ignoring the shoddy paint job (which was really difficult to do) I was really pleased with how this came out. The trick to designing in Illustrator and then bringing it into fusion allowed me the comfort of the familiar while making me push that further. I could also focus on refining the design of the Greek key and getting it absolutely perfect. I do think that I should have printed them on two THINNER medallions so that when I pressed them together it wasn't an inch thick, but I was still impressed with how clean it came out, and this was definitely the project I was the most proud of. 


Chimera Project




For this project, I was still trying to get a hang of the 3D technology, and I feel like I did learn a lot in this portion of the class. I figured out how to combine things and blend them into each other. I wanted my chimera to be an unassuming item, not terribly big, and something painted all one color. I didn't want it to bring attention to itself so that the shape of the creature itself could really speak volumes. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Meeting with Greg Tomso

Greg Tomso came in and told us he wanted a very classic, large, hefty but elegant medallion. he's interested in a history of the University incorporated into the medallion, although the Honor's college doesn't have any distinct iconography itself. He detailed the size and style he wanted, and showed us several examples. He seems to enjoy things that are more classic and simplified, foregoing a design that might be more eclectic.

First Draft of Honor's Medallion





For this draft, I wanted to really focus on getting the precision and symmetry of the Greek key around the medallion. I also included an abstracted nautilus, however, I think I'll take that back into Illustrator and work it a little more so it reads as a nautilus rather than a collection of shapes. I also printed each medallion at the thickness of the TOTAL medallion, so I will have to play with the numbers to get it proportionally accurate. 

Honor's Medallion

Ignoring the shoddy paint job (which was really difficult to do) I was really pleased with how this came out. The trick to designing in...