Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last four Walters Sketches, Final Idea

The idea i came up with for the final is pretty different than the one we discussed at the museum, but I am really excited to start working on it and I have a lot of really interesting ideas for it.

For my final I will create three illustrations that put personified versions of the fundamental forces in nature (gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces) within their unique environments. Design elements on the characters and environments will be inspired by asian art and design found at the Walters Art Museum.

Would it be alright if I created a page of three designs for each character as one of the sketches for each illustration? This way, i would be able to work out the characters themselves before trying to make the sketches for the final image.

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Kali Ciesemier said...

Hey Matt, wow, I have no idea what "Gravity, electromagnetism, and nuclear forces" are going to look like personified! It sounds like you're excited about it, and if that's what you want to do that's fine with me. It will definitely be a conceptual/storytelling challenge, which should be good for you. The only thing I'm thinking is not to let the asian art/design become too much of a distracting element from conveying the concept of each of these illustrations. I think your character design idea for your sketches sounds fine too.
One more thing that might be helpful to think about while you're working on your sketches--consider what context you'd like these images viewed it. For instance: are they more editorial (explaining an idea, maybe for a magazine), concept art for a videogame (more character based), narrative images for a book, or more personal pieces you might put in a gallery? The illustrations you do for this don't have to fit into any of these particular contexts, but it might help you decide how you want to approach the images while you're working on them.
Good luck and have a great thanksgiving!