I made a new 3d character with Teddy3D and Blender and did some drawings for to print mockups. I tried a bunch of different things in Photoshop first and then printed a few of them. I decided I’m not that into drawing the texture as like a literal texture for the models, its just kind of boring and hard to execute. I thought about using a cool pattern like the ones you see in a lot of block prints or textile prints, but then I thought about using my weird symbol alphabet that I’ve been developing since the Levi Strauss project and my Beware the Cat project. It took me a couple of hours to redesign the symbols but it was actually a really fun process that I hadn’t had time to do before — I think I need a few more revisions, but its in a much better state now. Here’s the paragraph I wrote in “cat script”, which is “translated” from a random blog post I wrote:
I also did a drawing for the texture that was very simple/rushed (since I spend so much time on the symbols):
Using those, plus the wireframes, I made a whole bunch of different mockups, some of which looked cool, some NOT, and then printed my four favorites. I’ll post the prints after I photograph them (and by “photograph” I mean, iphone).