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Thread: IDW #85: Hell's Bells
November 25th, 2008 #1
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Ooh, this one may just be too good to pass up trying (even if I'm horribly rusty at drawing anything).
* Pandemonium from Milton's Paradise Lost is definitely coming to mind. Research time!
*(Edit 11/27/08 ) So after a little research of bell history, construction, design, and theme I made a few sketches (sadly can't upload stuff on my days off work since I don't have high speed net at home). As much as I love the decadance of Pandemonium the big challenge there is making the design hellish enough (without being cliche or too sexually themed) since a city covered in gold isn't exactly most peoples vision of hell. Decided to look into some Asian inspired designs as well, and natures version of "hell's bells"...the spiky fruited hallucinogenic plant.
* (Edit 11/28/08 ) Finally an upload of some of meh crappy sketches:
Heavily considering going with the more Asian design combined with the Datura plant inspiration. (Mostly because I've had to sketch from memory the last two days). May practice doing the Western style church bells, but my lack of skill in perspective and other issues make me cringe away from that.
* Update: 12/02/08 Since I've never done any type of industrial design before extra time was figured into how long it would take for me to complete the project... real life got in the way a bit (although for the most part in good ways that can't be complained about). The project won't get done, but figured it would do me some good to practice rendering a bit anyway.
Obviously need to work on my light sources a bit (as well as other things)
Last edited by Aphotic Phoenix; December 2nd, 2008 at 06:26 PM.
November 26th, 2008 #5
Hello there everyone, this will be my first IDW... This is ridiculously cool, nay, it is simply oozing with obnoxious amounts of awesomeness
Hope I can hack it!
If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
November 27th, 2008 #6
Wow, this isn't the usual. Could my first real IDW be an odd one? Oh shut up max and go draw
November 27th, 2008 #7
My first IDW!!
dont now if im gunna do that well but i'll try
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November 27th, 2008 #8
November 27th, 2008 #9
Daestwen: You better!
Max Challie: Hey dude good to see you in here I try to vary the topics a bit so I don't think it's that odd a topic. Just no long brief this time.
Brewin: Uhm yes that was the basic idea off this topic. Not sure what other kinds of bells you could come up with, if it's something original and cool I might even allow it. I would advise to stick to bells as in 'church bells' though.
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night blue: bells are typically organic because of their flowing and curvy lines. in order to make it less organic look at tighter shapes and straight lines combined with angles.
brewin: nice ideas it'll be good to see where you take them =)
its quite interesting, i haven't entered this before, and its quite an appealing topic, ill see if i can come up with a good idea that i can then draw...