Look and feel test

I wrote a children’s story around a year ago, it’s all about a crow who can’t fly in a straight line and the adventures he encounters through his disability. My plan is to make it into an interactive story, with things for kids to discover and some small games/puzzles.

I initially worked towards a more traditional wooden toy look (see below) but I didn’t feel that it had the stylistic edge that I was looking for so I’m now working up a low poly style which will rely more on colour, light and abstract shapes rather than photographic textures.

It’s the first test but I can already see the potential, the next step is to simplify the model further, I think that the crow can be reduced to origami shapes and finally I need to  make sure all shapes are reduced to triangles (anything that isn’t looks pretty bad).

An earlier version of as the crow flies

An earlier version of as the crow flies