Hi, guys! My name is Vitaliy and I very enjoy to draw Vehicles, Props, Military stuff, Weapons etc. A few weeks ago I've started to make weapon concept for joy and education. At the same time, I reading book advised my friends "Composition in engineering" by Yuriy Somov - very good stuff about hard surface design, so my Concept is some sort of "homework" - I using theory and methods from this book in the decision-making process, an I hope you'll enjoy it like me.
When I started I didn't know what exactly I want. I have only some few orienteers like:
- Cyberpunk brutal stylistic,
- Realistic enough,
- Good for hidden carrying (under the coat, for example)
Most of the things appeared in the prosses of thinking. At that moment I didn't t have good knowledge of how guns are work, so I had to watch a lot of videos of guns disassembly, read articles about weapons and their constructions.
Firstly I started to make random shape sketches just, so that just "to start" to do something. (sometimes make the first step without plan or inspiration is very important - "the road arises under steps of someone who goes" )
I used brush and photobashing techniques on this stage and found one good version. Number one was good but his forms were very static and boring and I added some changes in this prototype - diagonal magazine and grip for more dynamical shape ( now I understand what it was a very uncomfortable process of recharge ), and other stuff like a laser sight, suppressor etc.
Then I continued to search shapes based on variant 3.
Using theory materials from the book I understood what diagonal magazine and grip forming a triangular shape, align shapes on the same line and a "general stream" of lines or forms (1 - blue and orange lines ) is a good method to harmonize forms, to make them like a single entity.
From these variants, I liked first (have a good general flow of lines, an rhythm), sight in variant seven, and 11 because it has a very compact size. On this stage, I got an idea to embed magazine into the grip and check what happens - variant 13.
After all, before making a final decision, I added some other ideas and variants and started mixing them. But at some point, I understood what made too many variants [like a little gun arsenal] (I'll try to finish most liked variants 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, after final chosen one because for me they are nice looking)...
I checked idea about automatic pistol (high caliber too), "frame pistol grip" (11 -15) [when you can see how much ammo you have], about horizontal magazine (5) - like P 90 has, some typical revolvers formes and etc...
Strange situation, but after a long search of interesting forms, making of lots of steps, reading lots of materials and references I finally choose a simple and immortal classic like Ingram MAC-10 or UZI (Number 7). I felt like a prodigal son who came to the home...
THANKS FOR WACHING!