This week we mixed groups! And like we where told the idea stays at the table sadly. I was put on to a table who had a main concept based on a world in the shape of a donut, with a dark and light side. On the donut where basically a civilisation of plant creatures. Another idea was based on a mix on guardians of the galaxy and treasure planet. A sort of space ship/world that travels around space and steals from other planets for resources, they give the creatures a choice to join or be destroyed. The crew is made up of creatures from previous planets that chose to join.
From reading through their idea’s on the white boards it seems they where looking into the more fantasy side of things. As soon as the new group where ready, we went straight into brainstorming and came up with a few ideas based around the original groups idea’s;
Should the world be a planet? Should it be on a leaf? Should it be in real life but under the radar? Tons of questions flooded our minds but all of team agreed the idea of a world thats inside out that would destroy other planets for resources; mixing the idea of the plant world and the space ship pirates together into one. We all agreed that we would share more idea’s the following day.
I started looking into the original idea’s and how they could change hopefully for the better. Above is a few idea’s I scribbled down the first night, I did some research on different kind of plants, plants that look best in the dark (glowing,shiny), plants who live in the shade, sun, etc. I then thought what if there where different kind of creature’s daylight and moonlight! The nighttime creatures would have glowing marks on their skin like tattoos based on the plants that glow. I also looked into unusual plants and my mum explained what she called a mouse plant, a plant on the outside looks like a bush but underneath the leaves are flowers, which I found funny because that was the basic idea for the actual planet! I also looked into styles we could do things, like german expressionism, celtic art, tim burton films, avant garde styles in general, to make something new and interesting and not the basic things that we see day to day.
Above are some links to websites I looked at.
The following day we joined ideas together and agreed on our main concept of a inverted plant world!!
Although not every point was made into the final idea, we narrowed it down to the best idea’s;
>A planet that acts like a parasite, moves through space attaches itself to other planets and absorbs energy and sources out of them.
>The outside is covered in roots and the inside is the actual world
> The planet itself is alive! And the creatures who live inside are completely unaware!
>Light shines through the roots but as you move deeper into the world it gradually grows darker (like layers) , creatures evolve to where they live.
>There will be a seed or something goddess like in the centre that controls the climate and the actual planet in general.
>The food source is light and water (we haven’t looked much further into what the night creatures will feed on)
>The creatures who live in the planet are actually creatures from pervious destroyed planets.
We then started to plan around those bullet points! We haven’t limited ourselves to one style yet. We took out in seek of inspiration on our field trip to the museum to see the elements exhibition and take photos around botanic gardens!
I’ll post the rest of the photo’s separately!
We also looked online for inspiration;
Above are just some of concept art we found online!
I also asked a friend could I borrow some photo’s she took, I thought they would be nice to re-create or just for inspiration!;
We started to think on how the planet would actually work, we decided there wouldn’t be a normal gravity! The sources from The Hobbit and Labyrinth explain our idea well.
We looked into character design an each of us sketched our own idea’s down, below are two of mine;
I also looked into animals that live in the dark or only come out at night! (a.k.a the first sketch) Over the weekend we’re planning our presentation and doing more concept art