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The Muskox

Working on a project with watches. My own brand, unfunded. The brand concept is in a very intense phase of being developed and rewritten and questioned. Info will appear. If you are interested in coughing up USD 25000 or more feel free to contact me.

This is the first of ten, this is a seventies-smelling diver, with some updates and most importantly adapted to the SII NH25 movement. It started out as a chronograph but is now a 200 mwr diver's watch. 44 mm without crown.

Early train of thought, the high profile and curvature works well here. Let's take this further.

A little more sleekness added, and the indices are put on the chapter ring. Too plain.

Desired information structure: External: Bezel, dial, crown. Internal: Hands first, then sub-dial hands, and date.

Different case sketches and dial layouts.

Very early and later forgotten case cut. Bezel cuts are kept for later designs.

This is the desired bezel design. Straight, high, haptile and tactile.

Exploratory working sketch. Trying bezel cuts. This is a desired expression for the case.

This is even better, considering... the most recent sketch turned out. There are of course things about this to like, but it's no arctic mountain range any more. Give me edges and hard cuts. And a very structural dial. Back to the drawing board. Wait! Oh, the bezel. It's perfect. I want to touch it. And I want this watch to be a watch to have on in a blizzard. Sans vetéments.

To be continued /// C

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Technologic finishing

The pre-study (not that I do pre-studies as a habit) for another drawing, that is now lost (believe me, a lot of things are lost), but I think this study has a lot more going for it. It is very phallic, but enigmatic in its functions, and I like the finish. It is a spacebar of a drawing, but the colours still make me want to draw. And that's a good thing. Executed in marker, crayons, pastel and bic - round 2004.

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Common Kingfisher

Just a bird, will continue to inspire me when thinking of watches. Strangely enough.

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Old favorite from  a project together with John Öhman, making a new packaging concept for seeds. So, an instant "growitti" effect, buy the seed together with some soil and fertilizer, just drop it anywhere and watch it grow. We envisioned a city sprawling not with skyscrapers and cool people in clean coffeeshops, but a city sprawling with plants and life. I don't know exactly why the Pillman was drawn, though, and there seems to be a bit of a discrepancy between his person and the concept itself. But I like him a lot, and I wish I was him.

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Monkey death’s head

Incredibly spur-of-the-moment drawing. Somewhere around 2003, I think. No further explanation available,  I'm afraid...

/ C

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Trial face upload

An old face I drew some years ago, never finalised in any media, though I think it might have a sketch twin in Photoshop on Wacom. At the time, me and art were no friends. Everything seemed like shit, and eventually turned into. Nowadays, I can appreciate this kind of childish sketch, though I don't know what good it can do me. I will have this as an example to be deleted when some more stuff is up.

/ Christian

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