This post is a continuation of https://purplewax.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/210/.
Originally I wanted to create a set of four game pieces that could be played on a 3D board, to be sat or perched on the edge of cubes placed around the map marking which point of the game the player had reached. In my sketch work I started off with a shape that resembled a ‘bubbled’ letter Y, this then progressed and I started to explore the curvatures at the top, seeing if I could change the entire shape simple by tweaking one small element of design.
My original idea didn’t work in the way that I’d planned as the pieces didnt self-support when I placed them on the corners of a cube like object. Nonetheless, I liked the general shapes I had created and did a bit of detail work in lines to make them truly unique.