With this project, I wanted to do something a little more different and creative. I researched different ideas using Google Images and Pinterest. I sketched a few different bikes that I liked when I found one. As soon as I saw the Tron bike I knew I was in love with the idea. I went into a little more detail when sketching the Tron bike since I knew that was what I wanted to do. The following image is the picture of my sketches.
The next step was the draft. And I have to admit, I was a little obsessed when I started with the draft and I completed a good portion of it. But to me, that was a good sign and meant that I was passionate about it! The following was the draft that I came up with.
The next step was gathering critiques. The most helpful suggestions that I got were that the head looks a little too low, and that the hand looked like it was grabbing the wheel and not like it was grabbing the handle. I went in and added a handle, and also worked on the head a little bit. I also saw some images of the Tron bike that showed the light trails that were going behind the wheels when it was moving, so I added that in as well. The following is the final image that I came up with! I think it met my personal criteria, I was able to get it to look identical to the bike, especially with the image that I was referencing. I wanted it to look like there was a light coming from above, and also that the blue parts of the bike were glowing. I was also very proud of the highlights on certain areas such as the boots.