Today we'll look at some redesigns. First, here are the original armors again. Scroll to the previous post to see more about this design challenge and why it is happening if you are new to this blog.
I posted these on various social networks and though it got attention on tumblr, I didn't get feedback. The facebook community responded, though.
The third and forth armors were the favorites, but the first one did get a bit of attention as well for its spikes. Most people chose the fourth armor as being the most practical, while others chose it for its design balance. Many chose three for its spike detail, for its nimble appearance, and the leather strap detail on the cuirass also got a vote of confidence. Others yet said they did not see why he couldn't have four sets of armor - I agree. But the design challenge was for narrowing a concept down, revising it as I went.
As you see below, I've pulled armors three and four for you again, and posted the redesigns. Quite a few chose both three and four when asked which they liked. Some people seemed to favor the actual size and shape of three, and others the look and balance of four. Therefore, I used the base of three and first darkened it and added embellishments. However, it ended up looking busy.
I tried again, and made the redesign dark, including the spike detail, to mimic the look of armor one. The silhouette really popped, and the asymmetry was more apparent. I changed the cuirass slightly to take down the busyness of its armor plating and removed leather detailing to more closely mimic the cuirass of four's. The leggings are also now black to improve the overall sleek look that people seemed to enjoy in the armors one and four.
I believe the second redesign is more successful, but I will get some opinions. If I redesigned this on my own, I would have gone with four right from the start. Designing based on feedback from others has been interesting, and I like the revisions quite a lot - something I would not have gotten to otherwise.
Immediately below you will see armors three and four again. Below them are redesigns one and two, made from combining details of the armors based on feedback.