Although my original intention was to make a tree that was influenced by a wonderful fantasy world, I also came up with two alternate styles that I think would be as alluring.
A design with steampunk influences is the first aesthetic I investigated. I imagined the tree’s branches, wires, and pipes to be composed of metal. Edison bulbs would take the place of the LED ropes’ vibrant colors, and brass or copper-colored lights would be used in their place. I would also include steam or fog effects that would emanate from the tree’s branches to further the steampunk look.
I drew some drawings that combined a mix of brass and copper hues with a gloomy, enigmatic vibe. The tree would shine softly and warmly, like an old-fashioned gas lamp, and the limbs would have exposed gears.
A futuristic design is the second aesthetic I investigated. I imagined the tree’s trunk and branches made of sleek metal or plastic, with LED ropes running in a uniform pattern along the branches. The colorful LEDs would be replaced with white or blue lights, creating a clean, futuristic environment.
My sketch depicted a tree with a streamlined and minimalistic appearance, as well as a polished, reflective surface that added to the futuristic effect. The LED ropes would emit a pulsating glow in time with the user’s heartbeat, giving off a sci-fi vibe.
Although I am still in the concept phase of this project, experimenting with these two distinct aesthetics has been a rewarding experience. It’s broadened my creative horizons and inspired me to think outside the box of my original plan for a magical fantasy world-inspired tree.