FLAT DESIGN VS. SKEUOMORPHIC PENCIL

pencils flat versus skeuomorphic design

I have been messing around with doing some skeuomorphic design in Photoshop. Below are a few results.

Two pencils in different styles
Left: Flat design vs. Right: Skeuomorphic

This treasure chest was my first attempt. It is a bit less than realistic. You can see the first pass was very underwhelming, so I reworked it to give it a bit more depth, making that gilding actually seem like it is wrapping the wood.

treasure-chest
The first draft, a bit flat, kind of disappointing.
a treasure chest
Second attempt, more dimension, more gilding.

 

 

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