Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pelagus Puella

Sea Maiden. Sooo....Phoenix is no longer happening at this present time, instead I will be doing a short (around 2.5 mins) musical, sometimes choreographed piece featuring a mermaid, hooray!!!

The great thing about it is it doesn't particularly have to have a story, it's going to be mainly an exploration of music, choreography and dance in the beautiful world of the ocean. The hardest part so far is creating my mermaid. Generally not something I struggle with, but as she needs to be animatable, I have to cut alot of my usual detail...but as Liam pointed out, there can be moments where she is very detailed and then she can easily be blurred as she shifts through the water, becoming one with it etc.

Anyway, I have many more ideas running through my mind but for now here's my first concept of her....she's not based on any particular fish like I usually do...I'll go into the reasoning for this design next post.

I love how her eyes are totally crooked :S

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Just some more reference pictures for Phoenix. I've found a real location to loosely set it in, I figure it will be easier to create if I have somewhere real to base it on. So it's going to be in the Toowoomba, Gatton, Maryvale sort of area of's not overly populated, lots of wide open spaces, plus forests and it's fairly dry to boot, making it perfect for a bushfire.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beautiful Books

I adore books...I always have, but nothing makes it hit home as much as when I visit Borders. The smell of coffee and paper hits you as soon as you walk in and it is just the most delightful thing. I went yesterday and came home with a new journal, a new diary, two novels, one being this very cool edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

And a Little Golden Book - The Colour Kittens, a beloved classic of mine.

But no matter how many books I buy, there are still more that i want, leaving me with a wishlist for the next time...

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