I designed a new watch with a digital face but an ancient inspiration. This watch was created by me with reference to real world materials.
I started off with sketches of different types of watches. I made different shapes and experimented with unique figures.
From here I knew that I wanted to make a watch with an hourglass design. I started working on Illustrator right away. I made a draft which was just the basic shape of the watch.
I used a sand texture for the sand inside the glass. I also worked on using gradients properly to give the illusion of realism. I got critique on my draft and set off to improve the design. I cleaned up edges. I also improved the gradients and the shading. I then added my own stainless steel texture and straps for the wrist.