Building From Past Creations9:16 PM
There's something I've noticed about myself as both an artist and a designer. I never liked ...
There's something I've noticed about myself as both an artist and a designer. I never liked having to scrap past designs that didn't make the cut. It makes me feel bad about all the effort put into that project that never made it. Because I've never liked this feeling, I maintain a project-research folder that allows me to look back on many of my past creative outputs. This is very useful as a design practice because the originality and impact of a previous work can help you to manifest something similarly bold, but better in taste and effectiveness. The plus side to this method is that there wouldn't be any design infringement issues because the work that you are building upon is actually your own.
I can take advantage of this knowledge by storing these sketch elements, combining them with one another or building upon them when creating a new design altogether. This design composing strategy can also be used during the clay phase when certain areas of the sculpture are blank thoughts in your head. This applies frequently when being unsure of the designs in less visible elements such as the back torso or legs of the figure piece.