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IDW # 154 Topic: The Fountain of Youth
Deadline for voting: Wednesday, February 2
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Original thread: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205904
Last edited by Pixie Trick; January 26th, 2011 at 10:46 PM.
new final changed.
Last edited by elpez; January 26th, 2011 at 08:25 PM.
...'fountain' being the internal flow of energies
CHOW.152. FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: 'Meridian and chakra stimulation suit'
Anti-Aging Cream called Fountain of Youth.
The tile-like textures elpez later added to his water works out really nice because water are usually rippling or waving, creating a textured surface instead of a mirror surface.
elpez : haha fun interpretation i love pixelart. but i think the design should represent a 3 dimensional object. Since you went for this style, doesnt mean you dont need to think about 3d shapes. So i think you kind of cheated here.
steve pete i love the idea, best idea imo. but i dont like the design itself. It is very 2 dimensional. i dont understand what kind of material it is. I figured, it should be sort of a material that forms around the body, for example cloth. but it looks like metal i think it should have been thought through more.
steve pete and wolfofsahara: I like your ideas very much, you both have thought the thread one step beyond and have achieved a really cool interpretation of the fountain. Thinking outside the box and developing a nice design after this, is not something that everyone can do, thus for me this you've done has an extra value.
jellevdvegt: thanks, I've never done pixel art in my life, but I'm surely becoming a believer. I would love to expand my limitations with this media and work hard to achieve something worthwhile.
But regarding to your comentary I must disagree with you.
Maybe it's because of a professional deformation, since I love architecture and the way it's drawn, elevations, plans and sections come to my mind on their own, but I sincerelly think I've design a 3 dimensional object. I've drawn 4 frontal views an a section explaining the mechanism that brings water to the eyes of the fountain, so more or less with the information shown, this fountain could be rebuild anywhere.
I think I know what you want to say with this "cheating thing" and is that I've not included a 3dimensional view and I've limited my work to frontal views. But this is not because I hadn't thought about it in a 3dimensional way, it's just because I kinda liked it more just frontal, like a retro videogame.
I think it's just a matter of choosing the views you want to show to sell the idea you want to comunicate.
This, and having fun with the media you choose to bring it to life.