Diana's Low Polygon Animal Series.
Diana’s Low Polygon Animal Series
By - Diana D'Achille




Diana’s Low Polygon Animal Series
By - Diana D’Achille


Animal Appreciation:
My Low Polygon Animal Series is devoted to the awareness, appreciation and education of animals across the world. We all know the generalities; elephants are large, sharks are sleek, and porcupines are spiky. But apart from that, have you ever stopped to admire the shape or outline of your favorite critter?

The Project:
What I love about mixing technology with art is that it has no limits the possibilities are endless in Adobe's programs. My low polygon animals combine my love for animals, technology, and my passion for design. When my low polygon animals started to take on a personality of their own, I became hooked.

I started my low polygon collection in June 2015. I am actively working away and excited to celebrate our 4-year-old Birthday. So, far I have completed 119 animals. The goal of the collection is to expand to 400 species. #Exhibit400

You can visit my entire collection on my Instagram by visiting, @diana_dachille.

For the particular piece I submitted for ADAA, I wanted to bring the animals into an exciting and engaging area of space- an area of space where my animals meet the programs that influence and support them. 

The Process:
All of my animals start with a sketch on paper or on my iPad mini with Adobe Draw. Prior to diving into the sketch, I like to do a little research on the animal I choose. By referencing images and videos I can combine the best of their features in my sketch. I strive to bring as much personality as I can. Some of the animals that require more detail can create some challenges, but I don’t mind them because it just pushes me to overcome these challenges and learn from them. Most of my inspiration is found watching Discovery Channel, surfing online wildlife photography, and skimming through National Geographic magazines. 

After my sketch is complete I will then bring it into Adobe Illustrator to vector. (Example 1, Example 2It’s important to understand the anatomy of the animal during this step. Once the vector is complete, I’ll then bring it into Photoshop to color, add textures, and design minimal shadows under the animal. During this process, my goal is to keep the colors and shapes as simplistic as possible without losing the animal's realistic features.

Adobe's software allows me to overcome obstacles, push my low polygon style further and keep my imagination running. Thanks Adobe.

Collection: (6/15 – Active)
School: Quinnipiac University

Programs used:
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator Adobe Draw
After Effects / Adobe Animate
Adobe Encoder / Bridge

Feel free to follow us on our journey as we expand our collection to 400 animals,

Have a question? Or just would like to say hi? 
Shoot the animals a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.🐳 

Also, be sure to check out our latest release in the App Store. (iOS Sticker Process)

Left image: Eye-lash Viper drawn on iPad Pro with Adobe Illustrator Draw (With Apple pencil) / Right Image: Eye-lash Viper Triangular Mesh created in Adobe Illustrator.

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