I am working on a backpack project for my portfolio and would like some feedback on this particular page.
Here’s the background info.
Backpack project - the goal is a midsize daypack with focus on
a) a unique innovative element
b) target market…let’s say 18-25 year old male, urban lifestyle
c) This particular page is a first round ideation sketch phase with focus on numerous different potential directions for the project to develop into.
a) My original thought with these sketches was to focus more on showing a range of different innovations, while withholding any developments in the form, aesthetics, color choices department. The idea being that if presenting to a client, I would want to save these developments (aesthetic, color, form etc.) for a second refined sketches phase, so as to draw attention to the purpose and functionality of the pack first, and then integrate form, color, and the aesthetic. I used a lot of gray in this particular sketch set for this reason, however I feel that the set as a whole seems a bit boring.
In short I feel I am having trouble deciding how much detail to show in an initial idea page such as this with a lot of varied ideas. On the one hand I don’t want to over commit to a particular visual style, but on the other hand I want the drawings to be exciting and interesting without locking the client into a one track mind in terms of a visual style at such an early phase when there are so many different design directions on the table. I hope I have been clear. Please leave some feedback, and let me know if you have any questions.