Final Pieces- Self directed Project

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For my Four final pieces I put together character and landscape design boards with a lot of the drawings I had produced. I put them together to hopefully show progression and each had the same layout, the images getting more developed as you move up the board eventually reaching the final main design.I wanted to show my progression through the project and hopefully the viewer could see how each image developed into the next and how I improved throughout.

I would’ve had the boards look a little more professional or maybe have a small book printed with my designs notes in there, a lot like a concept art book, however this would have cost a lot more. I think the same idea is put across with the way I have presented it, however maybe the addition of more notes would’ve made the idea more readable.

Final Pieces- Self directed Project

Landscape designs

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Along with designing my characters I also started drawing out ideas for the world they live in. These are some of the designs I came up with I am particularly happy with the first and the last images as these took the most time and were some of the first I did. I know that they should be more detailed, however even doing this much detail took me a long while. Eventually I want to create more depth and use of tone to give the images a more realistic style, however for this story I think they fit in with character designs well and all have the same sort of style to them.

Landscape designs

Character Design Sheets

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I used The Dragon Age concept art book to inspire these three pieces, which are the three final design sheets for each character. I am really happy with each of these pieces and I am also happy with how much my digital work has improved. I wanted each of these sheets to show the important elements of each character, along with the images I provided a short description of their character and their roles in the story.

Improvement will only come from more experience using digital processes, which from now on I will incorporate within my future projects.

Character Design Sheets

Character belongings.

sword colour crownstaffs 11225562_10153841004763082_1465033655_nI have begun sketching out ideas for character weapons and belongings. I am really happy with the digital drawing of the sword, I found it extremely hard to depict the texture of metal and the light on the object. However for a simple design I think i did this well and I am starting to prefer working digitally to just by hand. The other images are not as successful as that however I spent a lot less time on those.

Character belongings.

The art of Juno Mendiola

Gathering some artist research to inspire me for my project I came across Juno Mendiola, a concept artist and illustrator for games design. I particularly love her sketches with coloured pencils, they have a lot of movement and all her drawings, digital or otherwise create a lot of personality for her characters. I would love to see some of her work annotated by herself to understand her processes and how she gets her ideas on to the paper. Her work has inspired me to experiment with more sketching and sketching with coloured pencils.

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The art of Juno Mendiola

Self Directed Project Idea

I have decided to use elements from a collection of short stories and writings that I have created over the years and pull them all together to create an idea for an up coming animation/movie/story. What I would really like to do is create characters and concept art for the piece and create a world and story inspired by my favourite things and my favourite artists, but mainly from poems, stories and notes that I have created myself.

I tend to enjoy more fantasy based literature and adventurous plot lines, so this will most likely be the genre of the outcome. I plan to take influences from some of my favourite films, concept art and artists to help enhance and inspire my work. The ideal outcome would be a concept art book and a fully designed story, with characters and scenery, some story boards and annotations. With the time limit I have been given and the work I have to do for the external project,I may not have time to produce the outcome which I want, however I will just continue to draw and experiment,  put my idea and story together as I go to see how far the project goes.

Self Directed Project Idea