Third year: Current ideas. Sun.

Whilst still in the vacation period before university starts again, I’ve been collecting more ideas about my final project. At this point nothing is put in stone yet, but the rough idea is there and so here I will post my current ideas of how I want to portray the Sun. 

For the project so far my idea is that the world is split between light and darkness, much like in the film “Mune; Guardian of the Moon.”
I knew that the normal form of the Sun and Moon wouldn’t translate to the dance, and so I decided on the idea of them having actual bodies whilst their homes are the big, round things we see in the sky.

mune_10-768x323.png                                Image from Mune: Guardian of the Moon.

The idea for Sun relates to the actual sun and how we live below it. Warmth, light, life.
His design is not complete yet, but the colour pattern I want to use are warm colours such as yellows, oranges and bright earthy colours. His rays make the world recognizable to what we live in.

His home, which is the big yellow ball in the sky, is actually an observatory from which he can watch the world below.

His physical design is still in drafts, but the idea I have is that I want him to be large with a large torso. Currently I’m going through some disney concept art to really decide on what I want to do regarding his appearance. I want to keep it simple as the project will be in 2D animation.

Aaron Blaise finding old concept art from a character he worked on for Mulan.

 

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Shan Yu has a large torso but still appears lean, for Sun I will look further into his appearance whilst still contemplating the story.

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The appearance of Sun would be large, but not crippling for the meeting with Moon where they dance.  The father in the film “Brave” has just that, and his wife is very petite compared to him aswell.

 

God-like appearances were also in Hercules.

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Mune image: Focus on Animation. (2017). [Critique vidéo] Mune, le gardien de la lune.. [online] Available at: http://www.focusonanimation.com/critique-video-mune-le-gardien-de-la-lune-29858/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Aaron Blaise finding old concept art: Blaise, A. (2017). Drawing : Join me as I take you through some of my old Disney drawings. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mpu8doaVdI [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Shan Yu concept images: Van Eaton Galleries. (2016). February 2016. [online] Available at: https://vegalleries.com/releases/february-2016 [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Concept image slideshow: I.A. Magazine. (2017). Mulan: 70 Original Concept Art Collection. [online] Available at: http://www.iamag.co/features/mulan-70-original-concept-art-collection/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Brave images:
1. Rizvi, S. (2012). Closer Look At More Stunning ‘Brave’ Concept Art. [online] The Pixar Times. Available at: http://pixartimes.com/2012/04/13/closer-look-at-more-stunning-brave-concept-art/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].
2. Rebloggy.com. (2012). Illustration art Pixar concept art brave merida Queen Elinor King Fergus Craig Grasso Daniel Lopez Munoz Matt Nolte Steve Purcell mor’du. [online] Available at: http://rebloggy.com/post/illustration-art-pixar-concept-art-brave-merida-queen-elinor-king-fergus-craig-g/31247288074# [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].
3. Rizvi, S. (2012). Closer Look At More Stunning ‘Brave’ Concept Art. [online] The Pixar Times. Available at: http://pixartimes.com/2012/04/13/closer-look-at-more-stunning-brave-concept-art/ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].
4. Rebloggy.com. (2012). Illustration art Pixar concept art brave merida Queen Elinor King Fergus Craig Grasso Daniel Lopez Munoz Matt Nolte Steve Purcell mor’du. [online] Available at: http://rebloggy.com/post/illustration-art-pixar-concept-art-brave-merida-queen-elinor-king-fergus-craig-g/31247288074# [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Brave video: Disney Pixar (2012). Brave Featurette – Cutting Class. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWSfksdBoVQ [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Hercules concept: Livlily.blogspot.co.uk. (2017). Hercules (1997) – Model Sheets & Production Drawings. [online] Available at: http://livlily.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/hercules-1997.html [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

Zeus’ concept: Livlily.blogspot.co.uk. (2017). Hercules (1997) – Model Sheets & Production Drawings. [online] Available at: http://livlily.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/hercules-1997.html [Accessed 24 Sep. 2017].

 

 

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