Sunday, 22 November 2009

Character synopsis + Backgrounds

Thinking about my characters there names where not established until the design were complete I feel that the only way to give a good names is to wait and see the outcome of the design, then applying a suitable names to it because this way you are able to see if it works, I believe everything contains a name in the world whether it is an objet or something anonymous, I tried not to give the tradition names like Tom, Ben, Sam and so on these are just to boring and common, therefore it lead me into Ancient Greek names, my characters have now been named as the following:

Hero: Omni
Omni is a heroic individual fighting for survival in a prime evil jungle setting, predators stalk the lands that he lives in discovering threats on a day to day basis he is the only one of his kind left in the jungle. His relatives have passed away or been captured, perhaps they are in captivity not a lot of thought has gone into the whole story of what has happened in the overall fictional world I have created, it is sure that most of them are extinct from the increase of predators in the jungle forest, Omni has taken a physically powerful shape and form this is the result of living condition up in the tree tops, evidence shown in the designs indicates his abilities in the world he lives in, fending for himself is key for survival similar to the latest King Kong 2005 film character.

Villain: Argo
Argo is the opposite to Omni, he belong to a huge society of human crocodiles being the rulers of the jungle in terms of his status he is just an addition to a long family of crocodiles with only one thing on there mind taking over the world, Enslaving creatures of the jungle. He is built to command troops as a general among many species. Blood thirsty Argo aims to eliminate wondering creatures that walk the lands on earth causing a path of destruction with his armies. However a force which no living mortal can triumph over, natures threats of wind, fire, water. All these threats continue living on the surface Argos crocodile species live under ground.

Sidekick: Fidel
Fidel is merely a walking poisons dart frog his origins consists of invertebrates, lizard type creatures have merged over time allowing them to now walk on there hind legs much like humans, I feel this is the case for much of that jungles animals, he is protected by Argo being his personal sidekick, the reason for this is that Fidel has lived for many years contains secret of the jungle history in which no other creature obtains. This is the secret to Argos superior rain without Fidel he is nothing.

From the research I have done you can probably see where my thoughts and actions have come from the jungle atmosphere that is being portray in my head is being expressed in the environments I have designed for my jungle forest , Global warming is effecting the planet wilderness, winter is becoming colder and summer is getting hotter, the future of the world will eventually come to an end an so on this assumption my vision I see is purely fiction just imagination why not have humans evolved into animals, this was the question I asked myself , I’ve always wanted to do this the existence of my characters humanity has dangers from outbreaks of bush fires to flooding and so on.
Jungle forest setting
Set in a utopian future my setting has evolved into an acclimatized mayhem, triggered by the increase of climate changes in which the human civilization had caused in the earlier period, these natural events where never changed for the better by mankind and so my environment will depict this, ultimately humans have formed into beasts with animals to create a kind of hostile species the feeling of hate and anger has amplified the atmosphere has become baron.

Most of my concepts start off with plans colour and thought out the steps you can clearly see the process I went thought gradually building up shapes, colour and tone.

Step 1: block of colour.

Step 2: adding detail onto colour.

Step 3: blocking out shapes and shadows.

Step 4: applying textures.

Step5: finishing touches

Step 6: overlaying more detail to piece
Practise piece becoming familiar with Photoshop once again.

Connecting tunnels of the villain’s habitats in the image you faintly see rows of armies crossing the path ways hold fire.

Underground scene.

Damaged Forest scene.


Tom Beg said...

Nice environments Raj.

tutorphil said...

Indeed Raj! And I find your image sequences very satisfying - looking forward to your presentation on Thursday: I want you to be bold, confident and assertive - this could be your most resolved project to date!