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Offline team NAGA

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[IC] NAGA Deskmats - NEW RENDERS! (Updated 22/12/2021)
« on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 02:38:12 »

Project NAGA

Hi! This is little naga from Team NAGA. This thread is an interest check for our upcoming deskmats of Project NAGA. This is our first project and we hope to learn as much from the process! Project NAGA, a home-grown deskmats project brought to life with the intricate style of art from Malaysian illustrator/animator Milton, with inspiration sparked from our cultural background and wild imaginations.

This post is mainly to share the designs with the community and to find out if you guys are interested in it and the designs are feasible for sale!


Design Inspiration



NAGA, derived from the word 'serpent' in Sanskrit, exists in different religions, cultures and folklore, especially in Chinese culture in Malaysia. It often represents 'dragon', which is a depicture of power, strength, propitious, prosperity and an auspicious sign. It is the heart of the project, to encase the mythical creature onto the tabletop.

The design of the deskmats are based on the depiction of dragons from Chinese folklore, with features that are different from other dragons in other types of dragons in various folklore, including the four legs, anthropomorphic facial features with beards and wingless. Instead of having scales, the artist took a twist on designing the skin with a jade-like texture, further imbuing deeper meanings as jade represents beauty, grace, renewal, longevity and immortality. The jade-like texture on the lively dragons offers the meaning of a transition from an object such as a jade statue, but slowly coming to life. The dragons hold two Wish-Fulfilling pearls, with inspirations from the Dragon Ball and Chinese culture, where the pearls represent the radiance of the sun that brings luminance to all darkness and grants true joy.

The words in the background bring in the idea of the basic elements of the universe which are Fire, Water, Wood, Earth. These elements are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe between which interactions occur. As appears in the background of the designs, it only consists of Fire, Water, Wood and Earth. The final element will be your prized keyboard, to complete the cycle of the elements.


Specifications:
  • 900 x 400 x 4mm
  • Stitched edge
  • Standard non-slip rubber bottom
  • High Quality Fabric Top
  • Total of 6 Designs


FUNDAMENTAL

WOOD

Kindness, growth and healing.
It holds the energy of stimulating growth and progress in serenity,
with the colour of the forest and nature,
together with the power of new beginnings
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FIRE

Burning passion and forms inspiration from within.
With scarlet red representing explosions 
of emotions, fame and power.

WATER

Empowers wisdom and wealth,
both deep as the ocean bed and still as the serene sea,
while sometimes dynamic and flowing,
like a river but with crushing waves

EARTH

Stability, well-being and nourishment.
It creates boundaries for those that fell ungrounded.
Represents generosity and care towards living things.

ETHEREAL

Paying no mind to others,
it takes the shapes of any living creatures from time to time throughout the ages.
It represents adaptability and hustle.
It is always alone but managed to stay on the peak of the world.
Only the best can be the best.



Confirmed Vendors
TBA

Group Buy
TBA




Renders

Note: Minor changes will be done in the final product =3




















Socials

To contact us or for updates!


IC Form



Change Logs

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12/22/2021
  • Added Banner choice for Signature
  • Added Renders of Deskmats
  • Made Changes to the IC form


Thank you for checking it out and reaching the end of the post!. Do let us know what do you think about it and we will bring more updates to this thread from time to time!

Thank you Dominic Lee for capturing the photos for the prototypes

Thank you @asd123a for the Keyboard Model https://sketchfab.com/models/b979dc3942fe4c55894e22bbc9923845/embed

Follow @project_naga on Instagram for more frequent updates.

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« Last Edit: Wed, 22 December 2021, 10:11:06 by team NAGA »

Offline cong314159

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Re: [IC] Project NAGA Deskmats
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 03:28:37 »
This is something else...

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] Project NAGA Deskmats
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 03:49:34 »
day one of photoshop lessons

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] Project NAGA Deskmats
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 09:04:17 »
the sticky glossy skin makes me mildly uncomfortable

Offline Magnificent Bureaucrat

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Re: [IC] Project NAGA Deskmats
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 10:29:39 »
Heavily inspired by those mobile phone icons you used to see magazine ads for during the early 00's.

In all seriousness these designs look pretty rough. If you're really wedded to the idea I'd consider simplifying things down and doing away with the 3D textures.

Offline team NAGA

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Re: [IC] NAGA Deskmats
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 19:54:39 »
Heavily inspired by those mobile phone icons you used to see magazine ads for during the early 00's.

In all seriousness these designs look pretty rough. If you're really wedded to the idea I'd consider simplifying things down and doing away with the 3D textures.

Ahh, thanks for your feedback! We will try to balance it out on the texture and the modelling of the dragons. We will try to enhance on the details of the jade-like dragons to make it much easier to be captured with precision on a deskmat!

the sticky glossy skin makes me mildly uncomfortable

I am so sorry if it made you uncomfortable >< The designs are intended to make the dragon less of the scaly-ones but with jade-like glossy smooth texture.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 December 2021, 20:30:13 by team NAGA »