Let me start by saying that this project was really really difficult for me. It stretched me and my design abilities to new levels. While the watch didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned, I still did way better than I thought I would. I started out with some basic sketches looking at different parts of the watch before started the actual design. 

This first photo is a picture of all of the vectors that it took me to create my watch. I like looking at this image because its a good representation of all of the shapes that go into making a realistic watch. There are lots of shadows and specific lightings.  


Creating the shadowing in the metal part of the watch was challenging. I used a gradient along the edge as well as a gradient along the top corner. 

I watched a video on how to create a watch knob twice in order to better understand how the shadows and metal worked. 

Overall, I’m grateful for this project. It was difficult, but I know I’ll be able to use the tools later on the create realistic images. 

LeeAnn Shaffer

LeeAnn Shaffer is a student studying Communications at BYU Idaho. She's passionate about human rights, hiking, and food, but not so much about design. She hopes to start law school in 2 years.

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