Twisted Horn Ring Design

Twisted Horn ring design perspective 2

I have always fascinated by the pipe instrument, how that intricate pipe structure design pushing the pressure of the air to finally form a tone to be use by the hand of the artist who already had that piece of music in his or her head.

So I set out, wanting to capture that ascent of the instrument in my new ring design. My initial thought was to have it twisted around the finger like a snake body but, with an open mouth of a horn design. So I came up with this version of the ring.

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 1
Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 1

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 2
Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 2

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 3
Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 3

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At this stage everything was looking fine till I realize that this design did not fully adhered to my initial thought, I was carried away with this new form experiment. However I think this particular version is not so bad, modern, clean line and very well controls flow. I might use this for one of my future design, but for now I’ll focus on the Twisted Horn.

What happen next I looked into conventional musical instrument design for some elements where I use for the ring; there were flute, trumpet and French horn. All were very beautiful but the details just simply overwhelming.  So I started with this form.

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Twisted Horn 2nd stage.
Twisted Horn 2nd stage.

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I agree how bare this look, however it fits my idea. I changed the square profile to that conventional round profile to have that more widely acceptable idea about a musical horn design. Next I look more closely for those small details to make it fun and interesting.

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Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 1
Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 1

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Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 2
Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 2

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By now, I realize all details work, but there were some problems that I didn’t like. The rim of the opening horn is not consistent; the horn itself does have that slight uneven slab inside the rim that might cause polishing problem in production. After a few tweaks to the model, I arrive at my finally design.

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 1.
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 1.

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 2
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 2

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 3
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 3

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 4
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 4

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 5
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 5

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Author: Ivan

I started to play around digital graphics software back when Photoshop was not living in the cloud and Corel Draw was a serious contender. Actually, I like Corel Draw more than Adobe products. Not very long later, when I was shopping for a new t-shirt, I realized that locally in Singapore, you don't really have a lot of choices except those that come with a big name attached to the collar along with big price tag. Then came along with the print on demand services online where I can set up and order my own prints. It was really cool and I don't have to pay a large sum of money. Plus point. Fast forward to today I'm doing 3D rendering and printing. I even printed my own Gold wedding ring haha... Since then I'm addicted to jewellery design. To support my hobby, I sell the t-shirt to support my blog. Feel free to look around and drop me a message.

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