These are some additional monster sketches created over the summer, what I was really looking for in these designs where shape and form once again this shows a nice indication of how I like to start the design process and perhaps in some cases the environment and style can be based around this, also the sketches demonstrate an example of the method I use when building the an idea of the characters within my world.
As explained in the proposal the aesthetics are not yet clear, so I set out to gather some research to get my head around this, thoughts about the kind of aesthetics that may play an important part in the overall design of my creatures where considered. I had come across an interesting quote which relates to the problem that I am facing, the article title Monster Inc. Serial killers and custom culture examines seminal example of serial killer fiction and film. The only way I’ll be able to ensure the animation goes to plan and connect with the targeted audience is to make sure I understand this market of ‘monsters’.
'But the notion of the monster is rather difficult to deal with, to get a hold on, to stabilize . . . monstrosity may reveal or make one aware of what normality is'. (Derrida, 1995: 386