Alphabet-E ring the thoughts and ideas behind
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The alphabet-E ring was an idea inspired by science fiction spaceship design. In this particular piece I used angle-bending-chamfered style to create the various shades of surface that form the shape of Alphabet-E. The style totally different from my previous piece that uses the up, down steps to cast shadow on the subject I intended to express.
Alphabet-E ring new design element
In this piece I used an element I had never used before. It is a risk to take, however I was very comfortable about how it eventually falls into place. You can see the bending of a roof like arc that stretches across the face of the ring. This arch casts the shadow to produce this unnatural vertical curve line over the Alphabet-E. Unnatural as it may sounds, I really like this new element, exploring new possibilities is what make this project fun.
The three bars of E
At midsection of the ring face, we have this three horizontal lines that sits on it to form the three bars of the Alphabet-E. I pulled in the middle bar to make it a little shorter for easy recognition of the letter. I do not want the bars to terminate at the far end right, so I stop in ¾ of the face and created a slope to separate the two sections. From here I do not want to have the three bars identical styles as to the E, I proceed to have four bars set in to create the illusion of friction of the two selections.
The side design
To be true, it was such a challenge to conceive an idea of how to design the side of the ring. So many versions I had put forth to maintain a form that can have that logical connection, but nothing had resulted in what I want. I even created as detail as possible of mechanical parts to adhere to the side as protrusion, for that, I didn’t look as good. Eventually I ended up settling down for a simple ring lines that will have that alphabet-E connection and yet easy to the eyes.