I'm in the process of redesigning my blog, so it looks completely uninspiring at the moment with the the ugly default template.
Over the past week, Rich and I have been focusing on the detailed design of our town. Last Monday we began by creating a rough 'Town Plan', which Rich later took into Photoshop and coloured. This plan was created by developing a list of the most important people in our town, deciding what buildings would be present and where in the town they would be situated. Below is the plan:
From this, we split up the buildings that we were each going to separately design. Using Ethan Clements as a random number generator, we each took away a list of buildings to design. The ones I have started to develop are a Butcher Shop, a Blacksmith, a Convenience Store, a Stable, the Temple and finally the Power Building.
I began with some paper designs, very simple but deciding the shapes to use and the architectural design, I then took them into Photoshop to add the detail / props. These are bases for our final designs, I'm sure they will be altered over the next couple of weeks. Below are the designs I've been working on.
Stables / Barn
On Friday, Alan suggested that the building designs should have more interesting shapes and silhouettes. The next designs I will focus on making them less uniform and more interesting at a glance, whilst still sticking to our cultural references of Western and China.