Friday, 21 November 2014

Narrative: Female Character UV - Starting

After Scarlett refined the female character it was pass back to me to UV, there are just some left over bits to touch up on the hair which will be done in the morning ready for the next step.

Narrative: Female Character Head Model

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Character: Villain Initial Sketches

Experimented with shapes and decided a more "sharper" body shape was more appropriate. As the villain character is the same type of being as the hero character. I've kept the oversized hands and energy-like design for them.

Explored ideas for other enemies in the game:

Narrative: Character Orthographics

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Character: Hero Character Development

When I spoke to Justin last week he recommended doing some research for how my characters limbs are floating and what not. I had magnetic fields already in mind so I did some quick research on it. I've given my character a magnetic core which confines and guides magnetic fields, so exactly what I was needing for this character. 

I did some quick silhouette block outs to give me more of a general idea of what I'm wanting this character to look like.

Narrative: Male and Female Character Design Development

After getting together the four of us discussed what we wanted for the characters in our animation. My main idea for the male characters was a squarish design and for the female more circular (I looked at couples such as Carl and Ellie from Up for inspiration). 

Now that I had a decent idea of how I wanted these characters to look, I worked on them digitally to make it easier to adapt the style for the both of them.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Narrative Film: Character Analysis of Jim Hawkins (Treasure Planet)

Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. It its the 43rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel Treasure Island.


Wants to go find Treasure Planet with the map he was given by Billy Bones.

A father-son relationship, which he never had and ended up finding in his relationship with John Silver.

During the beginning of the film, he was a stereotypical, alienated teenager, constantly in trouble and "like a stranger" to his mother Sarah. His "Bad Boy" reputation was emphasised through his black jacket, and the shadow over his eyes. By the end of the movie, however, he no longer wears the jacket, and the eye-mask is gone. At first, Jim is stoic and guarded, but as time goes on, he begins to open up thanks to Silver taking him under his wing, and at the end of the movie, he becomes a much more open, confident and happier young man.


Can be very reckless as he has broken the law countless times, flew the longboat him and Silver were in into a passing comet disregarding the possible dangers that could have happened, recklessly insulted Scroop (who in ended up very nearly killing him later on).

When Jim found out that the crew was plotting a mutiny, he also learned that Silver cared more about the treasure than him, which left Jim heart broken and hurt. Even when Silver explained his intentions and offered Jim a bargain to solve this mess, Jim refused.