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    IDW #93: Crockery Set

    Topic: Crockery Set

    Background: This round is a sort of follow-up of the Cutlery round a from a while ago: IDW #55: Cutlery. Since that topic was rather succesful in its outcome, and since we haven't had a more down-to-earth topic in IDW for a while now I thought it might be a good idea.

    There are a few things to consider here. First of all, with crockery I mean stuff like plates, bowl and the like. You are allowed to include more than just that, like cutlery or other items you would like to add, but this is not necessary. Also, you can make them out of any material you like. I know most are made out of ceramics, but plastics, metals or woods are allowed too.

    Secondly, the brief is rather open, but the request for you is to tighten it down for yourself before going into rendering too soon. Define a culture or time period or style that your crockery has to convey, and design and draw to make if fit with that choice. In fact, it might be good to mention it in a post in here to see if others are doing the same.

    Also, again, we're talking about a set of items. Giving each piece an individual character is allowed, but I'd advice to try and bind the items together with a style or design language. Defining the previous point might be a great help for that.

    Lastely, you'll need to include more than one item in your final image. Three would usually do, doing more is encouraged of course. Doing them in ortho's rather than in a single rendering is allowed, that's up to you.


    Brief:
    1. Design and draw a crockery set, meaning more than one piece of the same set.
    2. Chose a specific time period, style and/or culture for which you're going to design it for before you start rendering them!
    3. That's it... now draw!

    Deadline: Wednesday, February 25

    Post your final entries here: Finals Thread

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    Ooooo. Looks like fun. I don't want to get into copyright trouble for posting a photo out of a book, but at this very moment I'm looking at "Study for Plate 59" from Documents Decoratifs by Alphonse Mucha, in Sketchbook for the Artist by Sarah Simblet, and drooling. (Did that sentence make sense?) Art nouveau silver plate and serving set. And wasn't there a cutlery round some time back (from my lurking days)? That would be neat to see for some inspiration/ideas.

     

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    Pixie Trick: The link to that cutlery thread is up there in the brief Serves me right for writing novels for briefs I guess....

     

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    bone china definetly comes to mind, though that maybe a little straight forward, im also thinking the surrealists set, but then again could be whole different set of complications

     

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    This seems to be a relly usefull and fun round, tons of elipses ahead, count me in >

     

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    Oh dear...


    I feel stupid. I think I just got a little excited. Sorry.

    So, some sketches, mainly just some ideas. I know it's not just plates. I'm liking the one with all the wires off of it, but eating off of that would be a health hazard. I could just take the wire off though. I like the one underneath it too, and it's a lot more usable. Then again, does everything have to be completely usable? In general fine china is pulled out, like what, three times a year. The ruffly one in the top right corner is the third choice.

    In terms of a style or culture etc. I'm not sure what either would be. Mad scientist who runs electricity through the wires to keep the rats out of his food when he/she forgets to eat is while in the middle of long experiments? But that's not culture.

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    I think by style and culture, Yoitisi is asking you to define the common motif and time/place of your set, as in:
    "This is the steampunk "mobilis in mobili" crockery they used on the Nautilus."
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    "This is a futuristic biodegradable crockery set."
    or
    "This is my concept for the crockery at the Mad Hatter's tea party."

    It looks like you are already thinking of those things, e.g. "eating in space"

     

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    yeah! squid worshipping community/civilization!

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    Pixie Trick: Yep arttorney is right there, 'culture' here means that you chose a background setting in which your crockery has to fit. This could be the example he mentioned, but there's basically tons of options. If you want to design something contemporary that people can buy in the shops right now I'm fine with it as well. The whole idea of chosing a background is that you design your crockery for a specific target group, and not just randomly because you think your sketch was kind of okay

     

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    erm and by squid i meant all the tentacled beings of the oceans... it's hard for me to type sometimes. heh.
    so..first quick sketch--- a soup bowl!

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    WIPs. A gravitational set. This allows the food to stay on you plate, in your bowl, and on your fork in space and on low gravity planets. The set can turn on and off to conserve power and is made of high quality steel which is easily disinfected. The cutlery can be locked in, and the cup is attachable by clip.

    Inspired by Rick Mercer trying to eat food in the Vomit Comet. I think I need to add a cover for the cup, because if the cup turns over, the liquid will still float away, and since it's only the food that the gravity is affecting, the cup still floats around.

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    And I did this one 'cause I liked it.

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    lol riotorange, im working on an atlantis dinnerware kind of thing, and refers to sea life aswell, hadent read your reply though.
    happy designing

     

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    small update-- added some color.
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    Hey yoitisi, Is ir required that we do plates,cups & bowls? i want to make a fondue pot that matches the soup bowl im working on... and like maybe somekinda matching casserole dish.Those things are generally considered crockery...but i'll do plates and such if its a must. Also--- Do salt shakers count? heh

    noche mine's just tentacle love, really. LOL
    Atlantis is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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    Riotorange: Yah that's actually what I meant with 'crockery', the whole set of stuff you can eat from/with. I re-read my own topic and realise it might not have been stated clear enough in there, but go ahead if you want to

     

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    I'm off on a trip to France tomorrow, so this is the most I'll be able to get done. Internet, but no PS. B&W is ok, right?

    roitorage: looking good. What material is it made of? The slice after the tentacle on the bottom left corner of the bowl, but that may be because it's not done yet. Kudos on beng adventurous on the idea of what crockery actually is. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set.

    noche: Looking forward to yours too.

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    second thingamajiggy sketch
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    so my set has it's origins at this pitcher. the whole thing will make more sense as i render and design the rest..

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    Here's my start... Hope I'll manage to finish. The deadline is what time in what time zone on the 25th?

    Don't know if I'll manage to flesh out my whole idea either, so I'll just put this in for now, heh.

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    Not sure i'll be able to get the casserole dish done,school once again gets in my way! lol i do have a third piece,which is the skewers for the fondue pot, but not sure if that truly counts as a third item.
    Anyway--fondue pot with some color and really scary lookin cheese stuff inside.
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    Sork: This round will be open for another 24 hrs at least, so plenty of time left

     

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    i posted mine. can't keep going gotta lot of things to do. i wish i could have finished the other pieces as much as the pitcher.

    cheers!

     

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    Can't believe I managed that before the deadline, ha....

    I did end up doing a few (read: many) shortcuts - totally running out of time, wish I had time to render it more - and I'm kinda afraid I didn't get the idea through about the changeable pieces. I was originally planning to do it in colour and show at least three different sets with different adornments... but I guess I'll do that for myself later. It's an idea I've had in my mind for a while, fun to have an occasion to use it.

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    noche: That's very nice. I like it as a whole, the only thing that bugs my eye is the handle of the pitcher. It seems a little uncomfortable to lift it up. But it's really good looking and believable.

    Pixie Trick: it's very interresting how it looks medieval from outside and hides hi-tec inside > Good work

    Sorknes: My obeisance to how you deal with tight deadline, those shortcuts are very wisely used. And above all, I didn't find the time for this round so it's even more valuable that you fought so hard to catch it - all of you - good job >

     

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    High time I closed this round eh Poll will be up in a bit.

    Edit: Poll is up, click this: IDW #93: Crockery Set - Voting

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