Many times when I am designing and creating, I run into a mental block on what to put on the outside of my polyhedrals. I reached out to a fellow Glowforge and Instagram artist whose work I really admire and asked to do a collaboration. I would design and create a custom polyhedral, and she would paint the outside faces. You can find Crystal’s artwork here. We ended up making 2 shapes, one for her to keep and one for me. I used Stella4D to come up with unique polyhedrals and used my normal process in Fusion360 to create the connectors.
Crystal’s Rainbow Polyhedral
12 Pentagons and 30 Hexagons
58% in between a icosidodecahedron and a Rhombic Triacontahedron.
Mike’s Galaxy Polyhedral
12 Decagons and 60 Pentagons
57.4% in between a Truncated Dodecahedron and a Triakisicosahedron.
The polyhedrals turned out amazing and am super pleased to have this in my collection. I highly recommend collaborating with other artists!
When I saw the rainbows I initially thought you’d done the slow-flowing sand…and now I want to see something with slow-flowing sand, but it would have to be in constant motion or everything would just settle toward the bottom
That galaxy is amazeballs!
These are awesome! Very nice collaboration indeed.
You two make a great team! These are beautiful.
The Galaxy rotating vid made it look like a gem-quality fancy cut/polished agate. The large plates looked like portals to a mysterious place. That’s some seriously impressive work by both artists.
Absolutely gorgeous, and mind-blowing! I made your icosidodecahedron, I had a friend print the connectors for me and I posted the pic on your icosidodecahedron thread. The maths in working out the shape of the connectors is too much for me so I haven’t done any others but I am one of your biggest admirers, your work is stunning and this collaboration couldn’t have turned out better!
Both of these are beyond beautiful. Great collaboration!
That is crazy good! Collaborating is great! Great color work! WOW!
Wow, looks like resin pouring. She must have made custom molds for those pieces. What a neat collaboration!
Those are beautiful. I especially like the first one…
Wow, those are so pretty!
These are actually all just white acrylic pieces on top that I cut with my Glowforge, painted and sealed, then did a resin top coat on the larger faces to create some visual interest (and make the gold pop). It was a really fun collab!
As someone who has done a lot of alcohol ink + acrylics, I’m super impressed how gorgeous these turned out! I think I’ll have to try that hairdryer technique, it creates such gorgeous veils
Haha-that was going to be my other choice!
So amazing. Working with others definitely has benefits! Like they always say, want a good house? Have a strong foundation. The construction and design of the Polyhedrals is just stunning!
Happy Cake Day @designvh619!
Thank you! So weird…apparently I had my GF for a while before I joined the community. LOL
Welcome to the forum! You paint beautifully
Love your work! I hope you post more.