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Thread: IDW #55: Cutlery
December 30th, 2007 #1
IDW #55: Cutlery
Background: Cutlery...it probably doesn't sound very exciting, but that is exactly what this topic is about. Design a set or range of cutlery with a destinctive style (like from an elfish culture, dwarven travelgear, futuristic restaurant cutlery or whatever you can come up with).
The focus of this round should be on rendering of different materials and relation of shape and form. I want you to make a set/range of cutlery with a clear form language so that each seperate piece of the set clearly belongs to the other pieces of the same set. Also, this is a great opportunity to try and render different types of material, as there are some seriously weird pieces of cutlery which have all kinds of materials like minerals and ivory in the design.
What kind of cutlery is completely up to you. It can be a simple spoon, fork or knife, a combination of the three, or something completely else.
1. Design and draw a set/range of cutlery.
2. It has to have a specific formlanguage so that each seperate piece of the set clearly belongs to the other pieces of the same set.
3. This topic is a great opportunity to try out and render different types of materials. I suggest you do some research for this topic.
4. That's it... now draw!
Deadline: Saturday Januari 5 2008 (please notice, I'm going to try to close the round the same time next week as I did with last round. This way I hope to avoid any confusion about when the deadline is exactly. If it doesn't work I'll try something else next time )
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This sounds like a good topic. Can we include characters?
My time behind the pencil and more
December 30th, 2007 #3
johnnyhotrod: Uhm, if you really want to include characters I won't stop you, but I would advise you to focus on the cutlery itself. This isn't CHOW here. Also, if you compare the size of a knife with that of a human character, the knife is rather tiny. If you then make a rendering of the whole I think the last thing people will notice is the actual knife. Only if the use of your piece of cutlery really needs some explanation would I consider adding humans, and even then a simple hand holding it would be enough in most cases. Rendering of materials and form-family are more important in this round.
December 30th, 2007 #4
December 31st, 2007 #5Registered User
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Not the most inspired cutlery set but I was inspired to practice. Any and all comments are apreciated. WIP
Don't worry about sending it to poll yoitisi as it's still in a pretty rough state. Thanks for the comments all.
Last edited by qbertp; January 5th, 2008 at 05:20 AM.My sketchbook!
December 31st, 2007 #6
ha, i own a set of chisels that look just like your spoon. eating is a very natural, intimate activity, i can't see the hard, dangerous aesthetic working too well.
also, i know you haven't even though about backgrounds at this stage, but it made me lol - it looks like a police line up of weapory.
seriously though, this is product design. think about the person using it. by all means use those materials, but can you justify it? yes? check out the form - is it easy to hold, is it easy to store, wash, eat with, stack in a drawer, dispose of, recycle?
less workshop tool, more emotional enjoying food tool. well thats a practical way to approach it... but this is conceptart...
December 31st, 2007 #7
as the subject is extremly interesting im going to particiate (this is the way it's spelled?).
December 31st, 2007 #8
Nothing amazing, but I like 'em.
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The Field Eviso-Set: For People who love People
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December 31st, 2007 #9
I personally love this topic if you ask me. count me in!
The Necronomicon Cutlery
Forged from hellfire and the undead, the "Necronomicon Cutlery" can only be suggested to delusional cult leaders or complete nut cases interested in meeting you know who. It is not a comfy set nor is it meant to be. The Necronomicon Cutlery is very distinct for having real flesh and bones attached to each set and spewing tentacles on each bottom tip. The cutlery is in fact best described as a living breathing cutlery.
...did we forget to mention it sucks your life-force by latching onto your hands thus making you into a zombie as well. Oh well, your pain is our gain.
The blade really does cut like a son of a gun though.
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January 1st, 2008 #10
I'm not in...
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here is my entry)
January 1st, 2008 #12
Jim Hatama: Is this your final entry already or just the concepts? They don't really match each other I think, especially the fork doesn't really match with either the laser-knife or corkscrew spoon. I suggest you pick one and expand it into a range, but right now they look like 3 different concepts to me and you say it's your entry for this round, so please make sure what it is. Thank you
January 2nd, 2008 #13
jim, the concepts of the fork and the knife are goddamn marvelous!
that knife is a fricking good concept and beautifully drawn!
i think that the fork need little more attention to its handle design, to bring it to match the knife visual concept. other then that, its also has great thinking behind it.
as for the spoon, it doesnt fit.
think of it as a fluid gatherer and holder tool. maybe make an energized tractor beam pump in its tip that transfer the fluid to the small, well, spoon shaped container. i bet youll think of something better.
anyway, as for now, i sure as hell gonna vote for you, even if its only for this wonderfull knife.