Have you been amazed by the designs made by top jewellery designers like Farah Khan, Suhani Pittie and Nirav Modi? Do you have such a design in mind? Is it your burning desire to perfect your designs and create an exquisite piece of jewellery out of it?
If your answer to all the above questions is yes, then Illustrating that design idea is the first step to take!
You may have already started with a jewellery designing course, or could be contemplating perfecting your skill and imagination into a fruitful career.
Either way, it is important for you to know that making a design for jewellery isn’t just a matter of art, but has a few key points to meet to make the design suitable and acceptable for use.
Every jewellery aficionado expects novelty in a piece of jewellery. But the design for any jewellery should be done keeping the basics intact. Let us check out a few best practices in jewellery designing, applied at the illustration stage.
Draw with a View
It’s basic in jewellery designing education to present the design as an illustration. Such an illustration is mostly done in a one-point perspective.
A perspective causes the viewer to naturally focus on the main features of the design. Hence, applying a perspective that highlights the design’s best features should be the concern of the illustrator. Rightly done, it gives the viewer the right impression of the design easily.
Scale it to Life
Now, jewellery design should not be done so extravagantly that it blows the proportions out. Nobody compromises on an unbalanced design. So the designer should ensure that the size of the jewellery in the presentation is not inappropriate in whole or in part.
A 1:1 scale is a real life proportion that has to be kept in jewellery design illustration. Even in drawings that magnify minute features, the proportions and scale should be maintained perfectly.
No Fuss with the Purpose
This must be the most important advice that any designer or illustrator for jewellery should etch into his mind. Getting carried away with the art of it and ending up with a jewellery idea that cannot be realized into a wearable piece would ruin the whole effort. It’s a taboo right from the jewellery design classes.
There should also be a natural comfort level expected from the particular type of jewellery that may be worn.
For example, an earring with too many hanging bits could go on to be an irritation for the wearer. So would be the case with heavy pendants on necklaces. Hence, it is vital that the purpose of a piece of jewellery be conceived clearly right from the start.
Illustrating jewellery is one of the most fundamental stages introduced to students in all jewellery designing institutes. This sets the base for every designer to make the best possible resulting piece.
These are a few points to implement while illustrating a jewellery design. It will ensure perfection in your creative efforts so that you stand a good chance at getting transformed into an artful pieces of jewellery.