Life’s a Mystery


I might be just about finished with Sue’s mega-Mystery Cave.  This has been an awesome project.  Sue is one of those special clients who must come from some kind of a design background because her feedback has been spot-on throughout the entire process.

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This German symbol has now been set inside of a circular border roughly the same shape as the eyes, but not inset so the ring maintains its ‘skullness.’   We’re left with one hell of a skull ring here.  It’s big too.  It has clean lines and a subtle modern suggestion of a sugar skull, but without the sugar.  Seems kinda impossible, but with the clean lines of the eyes and the hear-shaped nose, it works.

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I think I’ve harped on this before, but just because a design is simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy to pull off.  Simplicity in form just means we’re working on a much more subtle level.   When you’re working on a hyper-detailed skull ring with all kinds of horns and cracks and anatomy, it’s easier to pull off something dynamic.  When it’s a series of circles and cubes, shit gets real.

Sue, drop me a line and let me know if we’re done or if we should try anything else.


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