For my upcycling aesthetic I plan on using recycled cans to create a hawk. Originally. After one of my friends saw my concept art, it turned from a hawk into a Xatu, a flying type pokemon.
Since I plan on using recycled cans, I have selected a few cans for each of the colors needed. To start, green is a very predominant color for this piece, I plan on using rolling rock beer cans to cover all of the green we need. I also have other cans to satisfy other color needs.
When it comes to the aesthetic itself, it’s a little hard to determine. I’d like to say it’s realism, but creating a video game bird isn’t all that natural. The way I plan on cutting up the cans may allow me to use the low poly aesthetic which I think would look pretty cool for this piece.
I plan on trying to cut the cans into flat geometric, and bending the sheets so that, hopefully, the light reflecting off each piece will create the different shades that you can see in the image above.
Finally, I believe that this post will take a heavy influence from brutalism, or at least my fingers will after I cut them from the aluminum shrapnel. I know this post doesn’t have a lot of images, but I don’t want to flood everyone with 4 different posts of beer cans.
Featured Image: It’s another example of low poly art that I think captures the same color aesthetic. www.sessions.edu/notes-on-design/whats-the-deal-with-low-poly-art