I suppose the challenge is to make the C connect with every previous element and yet do not over craft it or super simplify it. If you know what I mean, look around you, a lot of things can look like C if you pay attention to the environment. If over simplify the C might become difficult to recognize.
The special curve edge
For that, I round off at the end of the two points of the C to create uniqueness, to bring about a question of why it is round at the edge so that, the inner curve of the C will blend well with continuous flow from end to end.
Within that rectangular frame, I set in the curve of the C starting from the left side of the ring, leaving the curve of the C to repeat the cascading effect on both sides. On the inside of the C, recess is deeper than the outer curve. It is easier to emphasize the inner C than the outer.
Alphabet-C ring new element design
From this point may I introduce you a new element I had never deploy before, the bending edge of the inner circle. By this new technique can clearly bring about the distinction of the letter C which was deliberately set into the centre stage of the ring face.
Another clear distinction from my other design is this new element that cut through the core of the ring, leaving a suspend face with the element of lightness. You must admit the resemblance is very much close as the letter C, note how that hollow empty space of an imperfect circle that form the letter.
Alphabet-B ring design main distinctive element is the two rounds curvatures that form the letter, complete with the vertical line down as a backbone.
You can find this on the far left side sits the vertical line with a recess next to it. From there the whole movement shifted drastically to the right in a series of waveform, solely produces from that two round circles I place out of proportion, one above each other. From each iteration of the cascading circle, I slightly tilt it off the original center axis, to create a more dynamic wave like formation.
Reason for placing the obvious circles out of the rectangular face is that I don’t want a uniform B that sits above the face staring straight at me; I want something that has some form of abstract geometry that allows the mind to make the connection to trigger that recognition of the alphabet. Surely a direct placement of the alphabet B will trigger it just as good but where is the fun of it? I believe the capacity of design can renew common perspective to a whole new level of perception. As each pieces I designed, I realize I’m getting so many new ideas and enjoying myself every moment of it.
The uncertain side detailing of Alphabet-B ring
On the side of the Alphabet-B ring I had the circles drew in opposite direction, like waves across pond created by two stones that hits the water. However I’m not sure of that this final version is really what I want. I may be changing the side detailing in time to come. For now I’ll have to wait for the actual ring arrives to make accurate judgment of it. A second thought about this side detailing is that it looks absolute gorgeous when light reflected off the different facet of the curve edges.
Five Pillars ring design had not cross my mind for awhile since I did the Diamond Frame, let alone designing something entirely so different from my previous approach. The Five Pillars ring design was a surprise to me as much as anybody who had known me from the start. From choosing the frame to the recess-engrave like lines and shapes on the surface was all new from the start.
Searching for the ring frame
Not long ago I had seen somewhere about a ring that have this nice flat top surface, I decided to add a personal touch to it. I elevate the face of the ring higher to a more prominence position. I had design to slice on a v-shape to the side of the ring, to make the bottom more narrow and broaden the top, so as to leave room for finger movement. At this point, I had created the foundation frame work for more future projects. I intent to create a whole series of design base on this frame.
The Five Pillars ring color
The choice of the color is gold. Since gold is the precise color to match the mood of Greek and Egyptian culture. The Five Pillars ring design was inspired by these places where I have found myself wonder in amazement. However, Gold is more expensive to make rather than brass, more to the point, brass does have oxidation. It does age with time and product that rustic tone which is beautiful to me.
In designing the Five Pillars ring, I had gain a lot of experiences like never before. I look forward to create more design and have them upload to my website. There are times where imagined version of the ring to be transfer to software tools for modeling, pose a challenge to the designer. Not that I had never use Rhino 3D before, it is a wonderful tool to use. I was so use to modeling furniture and interior works, creating ring was a passion I found to be very addictive.