Research on Visual Style
After our Class 1 session in Mograph Mentor I got inspired by Tony Zagoraios slideshow where we saw pictures of infographics in abstract grafic design, illustration or photgraphy.
This inspired me to go in a new direction. During the session I was thinking that the animated short Loom by Polynoid has a visual language that really impress me.
Lionel Messi and Abstract
The next question was: how I could combine this mainstram star with abstract geometry?
First, I had to find a solution how I could have a Lionel Messi model in 3d.
I have not used 3d software in years, so I had to find an enforceable solution for me.
I have started to draw silhouettes of messi in Illustrator
Ai: Outlines of Lionel Messi
Ai: Outlines of Lionel Messi as a kid
Transferring it to Cinema 4D
I then extruded the vectors in Cinema 4D. I knew I must somehow cache the flat geometry. I was inspired by the Adidas advertising in which you see the player in the big halls, illuminated by spot lights.
So I used spot lights with volumetric lights and shadow.
Some: Picture References of Adidas advertisment
My first approaches:
Adding abstract Elements and Typography
I started to think how I could mix the extruded vector character with some abstract elements and came up to this sketch:
I draw some floating stones around messi, which gives him a hero character. Messi known as the best player in the world can claim this hero status.
So here some experiments with this stones:
Then a really fast test with typography: