2016 - Day 341:
I designed the furniture items for the in-game Housing Feature for www.Furvilla.com, which is a fun and interactive browser-based game.
And for today's Furniture Spotlight I am featuring the 'soft' items from Dragonsmaw Manor, which is one of the five villages (territories, if you will) within the game.
The overall theme for this village is horror, but as this is the first set of furniture items, we wanted to make sure that the style and features for this set were generic and not specific to any particular horror associations (like werewolves or vampires, for example).
So what I chose to go with was little monster feet for all the appropriate structural places, as well as a dominant feature of teeth and claws. I felt it gave the furniture that sinister feel that we expect from horror without narrowing it down too much. Colouration was tricky, but in the end I chose to keep the high contrast pallette of black/white/red for the rare colouration and turned everything warmer by switching out the cold white for a rather sinister beige for the common colouration. And of course... what pattern comes to mind more than blood splatter when you think horror? It was clearly the only way to go.
Specific to all the soft items for DMM, I also added some haphazard stitching along the seems and made sure all the pillows looked individual and hand-made in a casual fashion.
Hope you guys like them! I'll be spotlighting more items in the coming days.