Paper as a Medium
Confined to using paper as my medium, I chose to use a thick hard-stock/construction paper material to create my top. Having worked with this type of paper previously for constructing packaging design mock-ups, I knew this material very well and used its characteristics to achieve a structural, angular look.
I started sketching against ideas inspired by futuristic look, collars, and v-necks.
Pattern and Mockup
Having the sketches helped solidify an idea so I started working with the material to see how it would respond. From there, I used Adobe Illustrator to create a pattern that I could use to create the final piece.
Bionic as a Series
Because of the success I had with working with this material, I continued using it to create other bionic pieces.