Art, Design, and Random Shenanigans from HI SEAS 4
Personal Space Invaders
This has been an idea I’ve had in my magic notebook of goofy shirt ideas for awhile now, but was always working on other things or school or just whatever. I finally just said “it’s time!” and put it together in the last few days. I’m surprised because I totally got it done in record time for me! Since this is a blog about art-chitecture on Mars (I’ll put up some actual architecture stuff eventually), here’s the latest art piece as it progressed, enjoy!
The first thing I did was take sample pictures of Space Invaders and sketch them out in Rhino3D, one of the major programs I use for creating architectural models, at least in undergrad. This allows me to create perfect 3D models of the invaders, and move them however I like. I imported a quick sketch of an astronaut I’d doodled just to get the placement right, and started scooting and pushing things around till it made me laugh.
Just because I felt like it, I also did a quick render of the main view-port. I basically scooted the camera around looking at the main 3D model until I thought I had what I wanted, and then you just have to click render! This also becomes the view that lets me export my line work, so the render below (minus the astronaut) gets turned into 2D black lines that I can begin really working on in Adobe Illustrator.
From here, I’ll give you a quick synopsis of each step within the image itself, because come on, who really reads everything when you can just look at the pictures? Save you some time! First up, the initial Illustrator work.
I hope you got as much a kick out of this as I do, look at those friendly little space invaders, all about personal space. Better than world domination anyways yeah? I’m pretty sure if you just give them a hug though they’ll leave you alone, we all want a little attention from time to time. Thanks for reading!