This week we where moved projects again! After going for coffee with the pervious team I soon learnt what their world was about, and even got the chance to look through their notebooks. Quick brief of the new project;
There was a explosion and all the land separated (Roger Dean 1970 inspired) and the only way the creatures could survive was to work together. It seems to be like survival of the fittest because the creatures who can’t work together died. Inspiration from transformers as well, creation formed together to make a bigger more better world; a.k.a the monster. “The monster” is the basis of all life and essentially is the whole planet/world.
Roger Dean; floating islands
>They come together like enzymes
>This world is in a parallel universe! In a parallel universe anything can happen and the laws of nature on this planet doesn’t have to be the same as earth.
>The monster can travel through space and doesn’t need to breath like normal creatures
>It seems to be like a swarm of bees or birds. They all work together and move in the same way/ direction but are made from smaller animals.
>The monster isn’t intelligent. Only creatures that make it up are intelligent.
One of the sources from the last group to explain this better was;
Below is a map of inside the monster and some design sketches;
The world was left really open, so a lot could be done with it!
> Our main aim this week was to use colour theory and composition to show halloween being celebrated in this world.
We went straight into researching what exactly halloween was;
Personally I loved the idea of using sugar skulls, because we where allowed to use colour I thought these would stand out against the dark browns and reds of inside the monster but we didn’t develop much on it. It was a shock to a few of the team members that halloween started here in Ireland! It was really interesting to read up on how different cultures and countries celebrate halloween, although the main thing the caught my eye was the it was all to do with celebrating the memory of lost ones, and ghosts of loved ones returning. The modern thing today was horror movies, ghost stories, partying, candy and dressing in costume!
We went straight to the board and started brainstorming;
Our two main idea’s where;
>Candy invasion= A yearly massacre (The purge inspired) “The sugar rush” The monster eats a candy planet, and for 12 hours the candy invade the worlds inside the monster.
>The night of the living dead= Things that the monster has killed are now back to life, worlds and creatures! (Celtic myth of Samhain the death god)
(And decided to mix the two together!)
We started to look at colour swatch’s and the main colours associated with halloween;
I made my own swatch as well and Jennie made one for the inside of the actual monster;
We all then started to sketch out some killer candy and draw them into 16:9 scenes;
I also went onto pinterest for some inspiration;
All of us tried to incorporate the last groups character designs for this as well! After some helpful tips from Christian I finally got round to trying out Digital Art! Although I know its not the best but I’m pretty happy with the outcome!
We also begin looking at different styles that might suite including maybe a mix of Pendleton Ward and Eric Powell.
and maybe even the new movie the style of the new movie coming out “The book of life” directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez;