I decided to make a Mega Blastoise EX from the Pokémon series, I got the idea of doing Mega Blastoise from a fellow sixth grader. I saw that he was doing a Mega Charizard, so I thought it would be cool if we had the three starters as Mega evolutions. It inspired me because at first, I did not know what to make, I wanted a carvey of it, but it had too many details.
This was my sketch, I customized my design with many positive and negative spaces to create contrast. Although, I shaded more parts in so the 3D Lines would not break, so I shaded the tail, the legs and more. I searched a BLACK & WHITE Blastoise. I shaded what I thought should be modified. My idea changed throughout, I kept thinking, Should I shade this or not? Should I leave that space positive? I was all over the place, but I kept my sanity.
This was my sketch in the Makerbot app, I prepared by looking at lines that were way too thin. The steps to get the design into makerbot was to put your sketch on a white background and take a picture of it, if your design was in photoshop, take a photo of it. It turned out I wanted a different design so I shaded the big cannon.
This is my final project, it turned out how I wanted it too. I am most proud that it only took two tries rather than a million. I could not improve anything, it was balanced evenly, no missprinting. The most interesting part of the process was when it WAS printing. My final thoughts are that the project was a success.