Sometimes when trying something new, I'll create a sort of test pattern. I set a boundary for the design and do all my wild experimentation within those limits. Once I've hammered out the nuances of the design element, I'll use it in other designs as I see opportunity to do so. These test patterns I frequently draw in the shape of a cube (a six sided, triangle based pattern). I call them Hyper-Cubes.
I did a lot of hyper-cubes when I was figuring out how to make my designs appear 3-dimensional, with mixed results, but other hyper-cubes I did just for the fun of it.
So, let me show you some!
Update: IMAO Link of the Day - The Wonderful World of Hypercubes - Part 1
|Jury Duty - Day 3. 4/7/04|
|Hyper Cube #2. 5/01/04|
|Hyper-Cube #3. 5/04/04|
|Hyper-Cube #4. 6/13/04|
|Hyper-Cube #5. 7/18/04|
|Something Different. 7/22/04|
|Step Cube. 7/23/04|
|Double Spiral. 8/05/04|
|Hyper-Cube #6. 10/13/04|
|I Saw It With My Eyes Closed. 11/18/04|
|I Saw It With My Eyes Closed 2. 5/04/12|
|Hypercube - Mostly Yellow. 4/15/05|
|Sea Cubed. 4/18/05|
|The Totally Mental Misadventures of Kevin Koastie and Clarence.|
Update: 05/26/14 - Have a
|A journey of a thousand light-years begins with a single step.|