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

Friday, 7 July 2017

PLAYER, TOT and MO 3D Models




MO 3D Model




(Very) Rough Re-designs


I'll tidy these rough doodles up when including them in my Art Of. After discussing my designs with Phil, he suggested that I change the shape of my characters to cut down on time and so that I can use deformers to animate rather than struggle trying to rig the characters and animate walk cycles.