45 Matrix: Nature

The aim of this guide is introduce you with the process of creating a standardized collection of Invertebrates, Plants and Vertebrates with illustraStock’s standards.

The Nature Category contain the following types of groups for the different sub-categories:

  • Family: is the grouping of living beings with common characteristics within their order.
  • Gender. It is the taxonomic category that groups the species related to each other by means of evolution.
  • Species. It is the basic category. It is used to refer to a group of individuals who have the same characteristics that allow offspring between them.

Nature category offer in each item one collection of Genus from the same Family. Is not allowed to draw Species because the differences are imposible to draw (the most of the time). Also we have to considere in some of the groups of Genus the sexual dimorphism and the stages.

  • For Invertebrates:
    • The item at level 2 with all the different Genus of the level for male and/or female in front view. One Genus each artboard.
  • For Plants:
    • The item at level 2 with all the different Genus of the level in front view.
  • For Vertebrates:
    • The item at level 2 with all the different Genus of the level for male or female or baby in front or side view. One Genus each artboard.

Illustrations that we create are a representation of real-life proportions in a 1:250 scale (Remember, that is the scale for Skyline illustrations). As you know from reading the Designers Guide, the base unit for all illustrations are pixels. For this reason, you have to convert dimensions of all extra elements  that you create into pixels, basing on the following proportion: 1m=113,384px. For more details, please refer to the file 0000_Matrix_Template_Measures_1-50.

It is important to ensure that sizes are representative for a Genus and reflects specifical characteristics. Add vegetation and forest components such as rocks or wood which which are representative for your chosen country/region. If you can’t find them in the illustration-sync folder, consult with your supervisor and seek his permission to create additional components to better reflect the character of chosen country/region. Follow drawing rules explained in the previous section.

For the creation of Invertebrates, Plants and Vertebrates, we have several types of templates with different sizes.

  • Template Nature 16-XXS: a side of 16px ≈ 0,14m,
  • Template Nature 32-XS: a side of 32px ≈ 0,28m,
  • Template Nature 64-S: a side of 64px ≈ 0,56m,
  • Template Nature 128-M: a side of 128px ≈ 1,12m,
  • Template Nature 256-L: a side of 256px ≈ 2,25m,
  • Template Nature 512-XL: a side of 512px ≈ 4,5m,
  • Template Nature 1.024-XXL: a side of 1.024px ≈ 9m.

All of the templates with up to 50 artboards + 2 extra artboards (WebPreview and WebGrid) for the website.

Once you create a few prototypes of Invertebrates, Plants or Vertebrates for your collection, get in touch with your supervisor to review whether your illustrations follow the guidelines and get approval.

WIDTH

The width of the scenography is different upon the template, but all of them use the 64px grid. We can use any size but the following recommendations makes easy to join different illustrations in one scene.

In order to be able to standarise the illustration, those are the recommended widths:

For Invertebrates: As Invertebrates have a different scale, we will follow the recomendation of px but by changing the scale to 1:1 where 1 mm is 5,669px.

For Plants: only the following widths are allowed (Recommended sizes in bold):

  • Tree (Pole): 128px, 256px or 512px.
  • Bush: 96px, 128px or 224px.
  • Plant: 32px, 64px, 96px or 128px.
  • Climbing plant: 224px or 256px.

For Vertebrates: always by using multiples of 64 from the table.

HEIGHT

The height of the scenography is always 256px. The height of the people (224px) is also a reference as the unit height size (96px). You can draw a bigger plant or animal, however the illustration would be out of the arboart in the final scenography the most of the times.

In order to be able to standarice the illustration, those are the recomended heights:

For Invertebrates: As Invertebrates have a different scale, we will follow the recomendation of px but by changing the scale to 1:1 where 1 mm is 5,669px.

For Plants: only the following heights are allowed (Recommended sizes in bold):

  • Tree (Pole): 64px, 128px or 256px.
  • Bush: 32px, 64px, 96px or 128px.
  • Plant: 16px, 32px, 64px or 96px.
  • Climbing plant: 112px or 224px.

For Vertebrates: always by using multiples of 64 from the table.

Width and Height px to meters table

Template name px of component Meters Aprox in metters
16-XXS 4 0,035m ≈ 0,05m
16-XXS 8 0,07m ≈ 0,07m
16-XXS 16 0,14m ≈ 0,10m
32-XS 32 0,28m ≈ 0,25m
64-S 48 0,42m ≈ 0,40m
64-S 64 0,56m ≈ 0,55m
128-M 80 0,71m ≈ 0,70m
128-M 96 0,85m ≈ 0,85m
128-M 112 0,99m ≈ 1,00m
128-M 128 1,13m ≈ 1,10m
256-L 160 1,41m ≈ 1,40m
256-L 192 1,69m ≈ 1,70m
256-L 224 1,98m ≈ 2,00m
256-L 256 2,26m ≈ 2,25m
512-XL 320 2,82m ≈ 2,75m
512-XL 384 3,39m ≈ 3,50m
512-XL 448 3,95m ≈ 4,00m
512-XL 512 4,52m ≈ 4,50m

16-XXS. abcde ; 32-XS. abcde; 64-S.abcde; 128-M. abcde Big; 256-L. abcde Big; 512-XL. abcde;

 

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