Monday, 20 May 2013

Octogirl developmental pieces

I had two mood boards to keep my ideas together. One had octopi and other cephalopods along side various dreadlock styles as reference that I gathered from around the internet. The octopi you see here are mostly Eledone Cirrhosa or curled octopus as they are more commonly known. The curled octopus has been a big influence in my designs, from concept to texture and modelling design.

The second mood board is made up of pictures of designs and characters from other films, games and artwork which I found to be either influential in my design ideas or just had similar themes which inspired my motivation for the project.

 i had several design ideas after the first initial concepts. i had a change of heart due to some time constraints and unexpected circumstances at home. for my university hand in i decided to further the concept development until i was happy with the design rather than go ahead making something that i wasn't completely happy with. i wanted to keep the idea of having tentacles in a hair band for future animation. i came up with these designs.

After talks with my tutor about the functionality of the various designs, I decided I wanted to make two designs, both having scope for various animation styles. I decided on a more octopus oriented design and a design which had more humanoid features but still had an octopus quality to it.

I re designed the octopus design further until I decided on something even more extreme. 

Here are some emotion boards with the characters.

I made some texture patches, experimenting with colour and technique, for what I would like the colour of the 3d models to be.

I began to model the final concept ideas in the program, Mudbox. here are some tentacles I modelled for both the characters which could be added to both models. I will remodel the characters for animation later as for my hand in at university, this was just a concept project. This being said, I also wish to realise it to its full potential over summer. And hopefully get to grips more with Brush which seems to be a much more powerful tool for sculpture. After I have remodelled the designs I will then paint and texture them.

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