Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Post Modernism - Key Word Definitions



High Modernism: A form of modernity that believes confidently in scientific technology as means to reorder the social and natural world. High modernity was particularly present during the late 1950s and 1960s.

Capitalist: A person who uses their wealth to invest in trade and industry for profit in accordance with the principles of capitalism

Superabundance: An adjective that describes a much larger quantity than is needed; too much.

Disconnected: A connection that has been broken.

Pop: Modern popular culture transmitted via the mass media and aimed particularly at younger people.

Fragmentary: Consisting of small disconnected or incomplete parts.

Eclectic Nostalgia: Deriving ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources of sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period of the past.

Simulacra: A slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.

Superficiality: Lack of thoroughness, depth of character, or serious thought. Concerned with or comprehending only what is on the surface or obvious.

Flippant: Not showing a serious or respective attitude.

Depthless: Shallow, without depth.

Fabulation: To tell invented stories; created fables. Popularized by Robert Scholes, in his work The Fabulators, to describe the large and growing class of mostly 20th-century novels that are in the style similar to magical realism, and do not fit into the traditional categories or realism.

Pastiche: An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

Bricolage: Construction or creation from a diverse range of available things in art and literature.

Aleatory: Of or relating to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable.


Monday, 9 October 2017

Character Design Studies

Since my assigned character was a Superhero or Super Villian, I had to take on a more 'adjacent approach' when finding references to study from as it was a little difficult finding real-life superheroes to use as a reference. I've chosen to create a Villain.  The Conceit of my character is Psychedelic Album covers, and the trait is Vain. The world is 1960s London. Based on this information I found images of my favorite style icons from the 60s such as; Eartha Kitt, Twiggy, and Diahann Carrol. I also drew a study of one of my favorite icons; Grace Jones, I love their bold, androgynous style and image. I want my character to look extremely powerful and intimidating.


I also drew a couple characters from 1960s comics such as; Rainbow Girl and Infectious Lass, I was a little lost in finding real-life inspiration, so I wanted to study the 60s comic book style, as this is a style I would like to adopt in my own designs.


Character Design Influence Maps

1960s London Society

1960s London Environments

1960s Psychedelic Album Covers

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017