From my previous post I introduce my new design, the Flat Earth ring aroused my sci-fi juice in me, which leaves me to wonder what if I can introduce a mechanical element to the current Alphabet ring series. After a long search for a concept, here I post my new design for the Alphabet-G.
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.
Alphabet-E Ring Slope Direction
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.
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.
To being, I have no idea what I should do with the Alphabet-A ring design. As we all know how does A looks like but, to put it in a ring face is entirely different subject. So I generalize the shape of A to be triangle and proceed to start drawing lines outward leaving uneven steps to all corners of the face.
The variations and the choices
There were a few variations I had made and I chosen this because of its simplicity. At one point I almost turn the triangle into a flower. An interesting notion to entertain me while I the process of designing the Alphabet-A ring. Maybe one day I will work on something relate to flowery sort of design for ladies.
Notice the longest horizon bar line at the bottom the of the triangle, I leave that to suggest an elongate ring face. The rest of the cascading slanting lines that adhere to the triangle side to form most of the texture were left there to capture the light and shadow. I initially thought of a deeper lines cut but, too deep a shadow will start to loose the intended shape and all that glamour of reflective light. Let’s move on to the ring side design.
Alphabet-A ring mysterious lines
The recess lines on the side of the Alphabet-A ring design resemble the shape of an A and suggest the ring is build from some sort of building blocks from ground up. It gives that solid foundation, clearly essential for the first ring design in the line as the first Alphabet ring design.
I cannot wait to send this for printing, I’ll post the update and photo shots of the actual ring once in hand. So I leave it as it is for your pleasure now. Drop me a line if you are free. Cheers!
Apparently there has been an order error with the ring. So I reordered it and push back the sale date to end of June. Hopefully there will be no error this time. For now, sit back and relax. More new stuff is coming your way. Check back soon.
I woke up early this morning and made some changes to the ring profile and chamfer a few edges at the center element. Diamond Frame ring is finally ready for production. Here is the first shot of the perspective. An animation video is on the way to help buyer visualize.