The flame went from inspiration board to sketching and rendering relatively fast. It was a natural form that I found easy to conceive in principle and difficult to refine. The images here are just some of the many sketches that I created to get the idea down on paper. I had trouble working with the exact proportions and understanding the form fully. I got to a rough point and progressed to the next stage of the design phase. I knew what I wanted but the complexity of the interacting lines meant that it was more time efficient to get on with modelling and work it out there.
Getting on to coloured renders helps me to appreciate the over all form much better. It can be easy sometimes to misconstrue how the surfaces change as they rotate around the form.