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Money Box - From 2D to 3D

Money boxes are on my mind. I signed up for The Gift For Life Product Design Competition hosted by DIFFA (design Industry Fighting Aids). The theme this year is Making Change, which requires designers to submit a piggy bank design.

This brought me to my first money box project while I was still a student. The inspiration was an illustration by Paul Blow and a vintage photograph. I combined the two and created a money box for my handbuilding class. The box measured 5" x 5" x 5". The clay was crank fired to earthenware temperature. The color was Velvet Underglaze. I also pressed letters to form the "Feed Me!". I had a whole collection of them from Portobello Market. Now I just need some money to put in it!

Here is a box painted on a 2D surface and I made a 3D object out of it. The bottom left was a color comp done on the computer.

I have also created a small figurine based on the photo alone. Another effort in turning 2D into 3D

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Reader Comments (3)

I really like the small figure.
He sits alone well, or could sit on a form too.

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergz

Have you found it difficult to translate the 2D to 3D? I took a sculpture class and had a very hard time for the first half of the term. But it did get easier after a lot of practice.

I like that your figures have a lot of motion to them and capture the feeling of the boy in the photograph!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeba

Hi Keba;
I have done quite a bit of figure drawing, so that really helps. Also, it helps that I know the adult version of this child. He's my husband. The anatomy changed but the essence is there.
Thanks for the comments.

February 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterMay Luk

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