Tuesday, April 19, 2011
out with the old, in with the new
Here are the last images for the Beehive project and some sketches for my new project. For Beehives, I'm most satisfied with the transformation sequences in which Eligio goes from monster to man, and Cinzia's bee attack. In Calvino's story, Cinzia is actually raped and murdered......SO I enjoyed the challenge of reinterpreting that violence into something more abstract as an attack from bees.
I do wish I could go back and solidify the style of lighting I was going for. I think harder edged lighting/shadows would have complimented this world more. The space for the environments and organic shapes on Eligio's back also could have been better figured out. Since all of the weaknesses have to do with design, for my next project I am working with pure design.
This new project is instructed by Joel Fajnar, an art director from Nickelodeon, who gave us the option of designing a wolf in sheep's clothing or a male rhino in women's clothing.
My story about a wolf in sheep's clothing, set in India with a Bollywood cabaret twist. She is a courtesan who charms and seduces her way through a flock of sheep to the maharajah ram. She holds back her appetite for the flock because she has a craving for male sheep--she is a ram eater. Meanwhile, her target ram is a self absorbed womanizer who abuses the female sheep in his flock. In the end, my wolf devours the ram and frees the female sheep because this story is ALL ABOUT STRONG WOMEN!
Currently, I am required to cater my designs towards 2d animation. However, I'd like to make it compatible for both 2d and 3d without sacrificing any interest or integrity in design. I was told my designs were too complicated to animate by hand, so I'll be refining and simplifying. I am referencing Hirschfeld and Hindu art.
Posted by Priscilla Wong