Friday, February 10, 2012
The majority of online shops selling almost any kind of equipment use photographs to showcase their products. Nobody can do without photos when selling sophisticated devices. However there are businesses wishing to display their products in an out-of-the-box way. Therefore I was asked to create a number of technical illustrations for Radius Security Solutions – a company designing, manufacturing and integrating high performance industrial grade IP video and audio surveillance systems (the company is about to be re-branded into Radius Vision). Being an engineer by profession, creating technical illustrations and drawings is something I really enjoy. I especially enjoyed this assignment because I was asked not to simply create some simple looking drawings but use my signature cross-hatching drawing technique to create more or less cool-looking illustrations of security cameras, antennas and assembled video surveillance systems.
I believe that the reason for commissioning me to create technical illustrations of all those cameras and antennas stuff was not only company's willingness to represent the products using an offbeat approach but also their need to demonstrate how completely assembled surveillance systems would look like. Creating professional photos for fully assembled security systems would be quite a difficult task to do since such systems comprehend 5-6 units mounted on a pole. So if you photograph a fully mounted surveillance system on a single picture some components will likely look pretty small and indistinct. Drawings, however, allow a better flexibility in representing sophisticated equipment and give a possibility to “play” with proportions, light and shadow in such a way that they let viewers see more clearly all the important details and structures.
Security Cameras (Client Supplied Photos Plus My Drawings)
|Mobotix M12 camera|
|AXIS P1343-E IP camera|
|AXIS P5512-E Dome Network Camera|
|Mobotix D12 dual lens dome camera|
|Camera in a Dotworkz D2™ all weather camera enclosure|
Solar Panel, Antennas and Other Components
|Solar plant and solar panel|
|Flat panel antenna|
|Qorvus Qnode™ outdoor wireless IP router|
Assembled Video Surveillance Systems