Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
Diomira is a city made up from sixty silver domes and bronze statues of the Gods. So for my first sketch I covered a landscape in domes and angel statues, but I think that it's too simple. From the short description in the book I got the impression that the natives of Diomira are highly religious because of the statues. In some ancient societies it was believed that the Gods were connected to the sky or the stars. So in my concept work I came up with the idea that the domes in the city are to represent the planets and stars in the sky, and they are floating in air in the hope that the city of Diomira may join the Gods in the sky, that they will become at one with the creators and rulers that watch over them. Sketch number five is my favourite and I'll move on with this concept.
Friday, 26 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
When I did my first digital sketch of Anastasia I thought of this and drew in several gold statues, with a main one that stood over a palace. Since Anastasia is said to have women roaming around seducing men, I made the statues to be beautiful women made of gold.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
First three- Octavia/ Last one- Esmeralda
The drawings I did over summer inspired some final images. This is some kind of security camera, with an eye ball for a lens. I thought that by using and eye ball instead of a lens gave the camera a creepy look, and asks the question as to whether this robotic machine has an independent mind.
The light bulb makes up the main body of the robot in this sketch. And the animal isn't the main idea, it's the machine like goggles he's wearing. I was watching Narnia at the time so I started drawings animals and it merged into my sketches.
An old camera is where this idea comes from. This is a house that is designed to compress and fold itself down to the ground to escape the harsh conditions of a desert storm.
Glow gobbler! It's a plant life form that grows hanging onto tree branches and forms into a bulb with a face. It opens its mouth to release a toxin in the air that attracts fire flies. Once it has eaten one, it can start to glow, and the more fire flies it consumes, the brighter it will glow. The bulb grows bigger and bigger and some have grown so large that the tree it lives on snaps from the pressure.
From the old camera I came up with the idea to create an Asian dragon. Dragons from Chinese and Japanese culture are long serpent like creatures that glide through the sky. This effectively is a robot one. I really love dragons so that's why I did this. To be honest I haven't got much of a back story for this one but I could come up with one.
Based on the blade of a pair of scissors, this is a monster that resembles a pokemon. When I was a child I watched an old black and white movie that had a tall dark beast which rose from a swamp. Well that's how I remember it. The real film might be nothing like that but I never got the image out of my head.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Octavia is a fantasy city created by Italo Calvino, a town suspended in webs and bridges. It resembles the nest of a giant spider, which is why I sneaked a spider in the sketch. I don't write very well, but I'm pleased with this drawing as it's only my second time painting on photoshop.
Saturday, 20 September 2014
|I've been given a challenge to do over the summer. I was given a collection of images (some I couldn't work out what they were,) and draw 101 concept drawings/ sketches that come from them based on the themes life forms, structures and machines.|