2D Analysis

2D Analysis of a key chain with a little monkey.

The interesting 3D object I brought for the first 3D lesson was a keychain with a little monkey. From the picture, we can see that the proportion of the length of the chain is about 1:1 to the height of the monkey. The little red monkey is really eye-catching, as it creates a weight down there. For the chain part, it creates a negative balance.

Now, let’s take a close look of the monkey. Here are 3 views of the little monkey.

Front view

Picture shown is the front view of the monkey. We can see that he is in symmetry completely. (except the black spot on its left foot…)

For the colour of the monkey, vibrant red as the main colour which attracts our eyes first is the dominant, and the light yellow of its skin acts as the subdominant. Black is the subordinate, although it is quite less which is only applied for eyes and nose, it can be seen clearly as well from the light colour face. I think it is also a pairing of contrasting colours.

A character with bigger head, shorter and smaller arms and legs is definitely very cute and interesting. Comparing sizes of the head of the monkey with its ears, arms and legs, it shows the pairing of contrasting volumes. And the head of the monkey is almost half the size of its whole body, which makes the proportion of the head to the lower body part is about 1:1.

Side view

Different from other views, the side view of the monkey is asymmetrical. The interesting point of the side view is that its ear, arm and leg are all placed along the principle axis.

Top view

Same as the front view, everything is symmetrical. Ears and nose of the monkey are on the principle axes and, it is obvious to see that the nose and ears create an isosceles triangle over there.

 

Another interesting point is that all the three different colours of the monkey can be seen at the same time from the views above.

3 Replies to “2D Analysis”

  1. Btw, I especially liked your comment about how all the colours of Little Monkey can be seen from the Top View…  Something we need to try an achieve in our Pandora Box exercise, making sure D, SD & SO can be seen from all angles. Hope your explorations on ” Cantiliver” are going well 😉

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