In past posts I talked about studying the art of the great masters to learn more about creating better concept art, so today I thought it would be fitting to discuss the importance of studying great toy designs. While great toys don’t get to hang in the Louvre, the level of genius is just as impactful as a Rembrandt and if truth were told—a bit more fun. So let’s get to it!
There’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the Hexbug retail toys. I was thrilled to find out I would actually be working with them on a project and got to spent a great deal of time studying their design sensibilities. The sketches in this article are all rough digital sketches I did to study the retail toys in detail and learn as much as I could from their design choices, which of course are a little buggy. Sorry, but I had to go there.