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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Creating an Odd Design

Monopod

Small single-person transport vehicles are staples of science fiction. For this demo, I add a twist to the concept by distilling the design down to its most basic functional elements: a wheel and a seat.

Stylistically I want to ground the concept in the aesthetics of heavy construction equipment. This will anchor the design in reality. The odd component will be the single gyroscopically stabilized wheel.

Tools

Surface

Post-it Note pad, 3" × 3" (8cm × 8cm)

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Markers

Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%

Other

8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge

12-inch (30cm) metal ruler

Air marker system

Blue line pencil

Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque ...

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