Diana's Low Polygon Animals
By: Diana D'Achille
Humanoid Wakeboard's Contest:
For this particular contest, I selected animals I designed from my low polygon animal collection that would fill the length of a wakeboard appropriately and would express their positive characters in the environment they would be exposed to.
My Low Polygon Animal Series is devoted to the awareness, appreciation and education of animals across the world. We all know the generalities; elephants are large, sharks are sleek, and porcupines are spiky. But apart from that, have you ever stopped to admire the shape or outline of your favorite critter?
What I love about mixing technology with art is that it has no limits the possibilities are endless. My low polygon animals combine my love for animals, technology, and my passion for design. When my low polygon animals started to take on a personality of their own, I was hooked.
I started my low polygon collection in June 2015. I am actively working away and excited to celebrate our 3-year-old Birthday. So, far I have completed 108 animals. The goal of the collection is to expand to 400 species. #Exhibit400
You can visit my entire collection on my Instagram by visiting, @diana_dachille.
All of my animals start with a sketch on paper or on my iPad with a Apple Pencil. Prior to diving into the sketch, I like to do a little research on the animal I choose. By referencing a number of images and videos I can combine the best of their features in my sketch. I strive to bring as much personality as I can. Some of the animals that require more detail can create some challenges, but I don’t mind them because it just pushes me to overcome these challenges and learn from them. Most of my inspiration is found watching Discovery Channel, surfing online wildlife photography, and skimming through National Geographic magazines.
After my sketch is complete I will then bring it into Adobe Illustrator to vector. It is important to understand the anatomy of the animal during this step. Once the vector is complete, I’ll then bring it into Photoshop to color, add textures, and design minimal shadows under the animal. During this process, my goal is to keep the colors and shapes as simplistic as possible without losing the animal's realistic features.
The Animal Collection - instagram.com/diana_dachille
The Process - behance.net/gallery/53834807/Dianas-Low-Polygon-Animal-Series
Blog / E-commerce Site - dianasanimals.com
Free iOS Sticker Application - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dianas-animals-stickers/id1170837414?mt=8