Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sketchbook work - developing card suits

I have developed my feather symbol a bit further, so it looks more feather like and less leaf like. I like the blue one at the bottom right .. let me know what you think!

I have been thinking about how i might develop talons into a card suit symbol.....
here are some devlopment pages

First I just mindmapped talons and wrote down everything I could think about them - then I got some images off the internet and did some sketching.

I went to the natural history muesuem and sketched some golden eagle talons and the claw of a raven skeleton. I started thinking about how i might use a single talon to make a card suit symbol.

I then thought about how i might use the whole birds claw to make a card suit symbol from. I like the one on the top right, but am not sure if this would be too detailed to make into a symbol.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the very bottom right feathers just because when you take away the uniforn look it looks more feather-y and less leaf-y because I guess leaves are meant to be more uniform.

    I REALLY like the cross hatching talon...although this maybe because it looks like a fossil...but then that might make the mythical beast become more real...who knows.

    Out of the whole bird claws i like the four toed simple one pretty much bottom centre.

    Hopes this helps...?