Saturday, 3 October 2015

[Minor Project] 02: Iron Character Thumbnails 01-39 and Influence Map

01-18 focus on the head, my preferences are 15 & 18. 
19-22 focus on the head & chest, with my preference being 22.
23-39 focus on development of the hand, of which I prefer 37 & 39.
Next up I will be designing the feet silhouette, then bringing it all together before entering the detailing stage...

Influence Map

Iron Information
Name: Iron. Symbol: Fe. Colour: lustrous, metallic, greyish tinge. Melting point: 1538°C. Boiling point: 2861°C. Crystal structure: body-centred cubic (solid state)

Iron is a pyrophoric material; in the presence of oxygen, iron catches on fire automatically. Pyrophorics are substances that spontaneously ignite below room temperature, which is about 21°C. 

Iron immediately develops a thin coating of iron oxide (rust) upon contact with oxygen in the air, sealing off the iron inside from exposure to the air and reduces the rate of further rusting. This is why iron doesn’t burn someone holding it. Rusting is an exothermic reaction called oxidation; Iron + Oxygen = Rust + Heat. [source]

Iron is relatively abundant throughout the universe. Iron nuclei are very stable. Pure iron is very reactive chemically and rapidly corrodes, especially in moist air or at elevated temperatures. The word iron is possibly derived from earlier words meaning “holy metal” because it was used to make the swords used in the Crusades. Iron was known in prehistoric times and smelted iron artefacts have been identified from around 3000 BC.

Iron compounds are essential to all life e.g. iron is the key component of haemoglobin, it is an iron atom that is responsible for carrying oxygen around the blood stream. The core of the earth is composed largely of iron. Iron is found native in meteorites known as siderites. [source]

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