Minimalist Recreation of a Video Game Character
For this next assignment, I chose to do “4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve.” I used the Paint 3D program that comes pre-installed on Windows computers to create this. I considered using the old Microsoft Paint, but this program actually allows you to do significantly more and produce cleaner images.
Since this assignment calls for you to only use “4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve”, I used exactly that. I’ll give a step-by-step of each of these. The four lines consist of the three parallel lines on the right side of the image, with the fourth line being the orange line on the left side. The five dots are the giant light-gray circle, the two slightly misshapen circles (or ellipses) that are dark gray (right) and yellow (left), and the two smaller dots where the colors are inverted of one another. The final part, the curve, is actually the antenna looking thing.
You may ask yourself what this picture is meant to represent. It does have meaning behind it, because I didn’t just come up with this. I based it off a video game character. The character is from Fallout: New Vegas (that game I reviewed last week) and is the eye-bot ED-E (which I pronounce as “Eddie”), a spherical shaped robot that acts as one of your possible companions. The representation isn’t perfect considering I had quite a few restraints. However I’m quite happy with how it turned out since it does look like a minimalist drawing of ED-E. If you’re curious to see what ED-E looks like, I’ve included an image of him (them?) in a gallery behind the image I created. Simply click the left or right arrows and compare the two!
Please tell me what you think down below!
This is so interesting. I don’t know what that video game is but it looks like some sort of robot and your creation looks like a simplified animated version of it.
I really wanted to do something that had a little meaning behind it. Connecting it back to a previous assignment was just an added bonus!
Fallout: New Vegas is one of my favorite vidoe games, so getting to see you make ED-E out of 4 lines, 5 dots, and a curve was a very pleasant surprise. You did a great job.
Thanks! New Vegas is my favorite Fallout game, and I always seem to come back to it. ED-E is also a very useful companion, and I was happy to recreate the image!