So I made an orb.
This is a piece of cover art for a brochure I spent a bazillion hours on. It's for a drug used to treat a condition that has to do with neurotransmitters not properly sending signals to muscles. The illustration of how the drug works is what's hovering in the orb.
Supplies: clear plastic sphere, lots of colors of tissue paper, Crayola modeling clay (love that stuff, it's nice and light), Tacky Glue for adhesion and tissue paper forming, clear beading thread, dark beads, and generous amounts of hot glue.
Finding the clear plastic sphere was pure dumb luck. The week before we visited some friends, one of whom may as well be named Mrs. McCraftsy. I asked her if she knew where I could possibly find a clear plastic sphere that came apart that was a bout yea big. Her answer was, "oh, I have one of those in my craft room, you can have it." Best guess is that candy came in it.
|Tissue paper base to set the shape|
|Muscle tissue with neurotransmitter receivers|
|Drug molecules doin' their thing|
|Shape for the thing that produces neurotransmitters|
|Tissue paper for color and bulk, the round base made the frame |
and was easy to poke beading thread through
It went over really well! The rest of the team knew what it was immediately and thought it was awesome, everyone else got it as soon as I held up my printout of the cover art.
I won Most Original in the costume contest. ( ^_^ )
|Me and the Account team staging the cover art photo|
This photo was sent to the client, who thought it was hilarious
The orb now belongs to the art director that developed the concept