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« on: February 14, 2014, 12:55 AM »

I recently got asked to make a sport kite.  A photo of a rough sketch of an idea for a graphic design came via email, with the heading "Is this possible?"



This is what I came up with...



I think I did okay  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 03:45 AM »

I'm reminded of the scene in Young Frankenstein when Igor (Marty Feldman) draws a sketch of the monster and Herr Doctor (Gene Wilder) says "I think you've got something there".

Q1: Is there a meaning behind the graphic or simply abstract?

Q2: Did you make full templates or more of a freehand/applique technique?

Nice work  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 06:16 AM »

I too think it looks good... And curious if the design represents anything specific, as I don't recognize it.

Did you use a particular kite as your base model?
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 10:36 AM »

Amazing Kevin! Someone should be right pleased.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 11:35 AM »

Top marks, Kevin! I think you nailed it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 12:20 PM »

Cool!

Which kite is that? I like the shape.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 02:19 PM »

well done kevin!
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 05:08 PM »

The design is purely abstract from the mind of the buyer.  He is the head wheelwright and coachbuilder at Sovereign Hill in Victoria, Australia. 

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The base kite is a Temptation (I designed it in 2006, but it's still going strong).
 


A slightly "dumbed down" version is being produced commercially.

WinterDaze started a thread back here - it has a video of me flying the commercial version.

When making custom versions I use templates for the standard layout, but if someone asks for custom graphics I print a full size pattern using a wide format printer, then hot cut directly on the pattern (freehand).  I'm getting pretty good at freehand cutting, I do the majority of the hotcutting for OzFeathers banners  Grin



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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 05:09 PM »

I too think it looks good... And curious if the design represents anything specific, as I don't recognize it.



Isn't it obvious?  It's a Mexican wrestling mask: 
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 03:35 AM »

Very nice Kevin!  Thanks for the reply.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 10:15 AM »

Very neatly done! Good work, indeed!

I too think it looks good... And curious if the design represents anything specific, as I don't recognize it.



Isn't it obvious?  It's a Mexican wrestling mask


I don't agree, it is more of a Kandinski



or Miró



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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 03:09 PM »

Very neatly done! Good work, indeed!

I too think it looks good... And curious if the design represents anything specific, as I don't recognize it.


Isn't it obvious?  It's a Mexican wrestling mask

I don't agree, it is more of a Kandinski

or Miró


I thought more of a Burkhardt  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2014, 11:28 PM »

Very true to the sketch and very nice.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 07:40 AM »

WOW! Very nice indeed! Well done! Looks great!
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