At long last, I got to flex some illustrative muscles in Design for Motion class. Even though for each project I kept telling myself keep it simple Caresse, do not go HAM on the photocompositing and obsessive compulsive detail painting, I would never listen. I still ended up pulling all nighters and delivering unfinished process books and less than the required amount of frames.
Well, I still pulled an all-nighter on this one. But it wasn’t my fault. Instead of Saturday, I got back late last Monday from the Style Frames New York conference (more on that later) and had only Tuesday/Tuesday night to whip this thing together. While compositing is something I still labor slowly over, luckily I can draw relatively fast. With my tablet, I can draw even faster. Speaking of which…
<< This is my tablet pen tip right now. I bought this thing less than a month ago, and as you can see the once proud nib has been reduced to an ever-dwindling wedge. I asked some of my MOME peers about nib replacements and their tablet habits, and they were nonplussed. “Replace nib? Who does that?”… “You might be working too much…” (After doing some research, I now see that the nib I have is a “flex nib,” which is made out of a more pliable plastic than the standard nib.).
The brief for this project was to create a series of boards inspired by the Greek Titan Prometheus. If you thought Prometheus was just the last Alien movie, you suck. If you thought Prometheus was just a character from Kablam!, marry me.
We were instructed to convey the story of Prometheus with either a Modernist or “Naive” design aesthetic. Please visit my web site for a breakdown of the process for this assignment. Here are my final boards: