Ideation Part 1 - Idea Generation
A little more of a challenge on this one but still getting a decent grasp on ideas . Brainstorming one thing leading to another. Possibilities of designs and thing to add. Trying not to get caught up into too much detail, they are thumbnails . Trying to draw small but with big ideas like Scott insists.
Hey everybody ! I'm new to Proko. First post here. Did part 1 . I think I'm posting in the right section. Going to do a couple more pages of this hopefully. Maybe some different creatures or even aliens next. Played it safe with harvest man. Might even do more of him , or even with other combos.
Hey @Scott Flanders great course. I'm having a ton of fun already. I plan to follow everything sequentially but was curious to know if there's a lesson in here on your digital painting technique. I'm trying to practice digital technique and would love to know how you create the look of those final pieces.
Man, this is quite challenging; I'm realizing how little I know about farms or harvests! However, here is what I have so far. I will continue trying to pull more ideas out of my brain...
Hey there, i was wondering how much time do you usually take to produce a sheet? Do you have a minimum a maximum amount of time you set for yourself? Do you sometimes look at images that might inspire you while doing this or doing other kinds of research?
Hi there, here's my collection of notes for the first assignment. I'm not quite sure how far we're expected to take the design in this week? I've mainly collected ideas, and honed in on my favorite with a few options I would now want to actually design more thoroughly, look up inspiration and references and so forth. To get to my own take on Harvestman, I felt the need to define a background, a story for the character I can build on. So this was a lot more about writing than drawing so far. In short, I went for a sort of Frankenstein background, a mad-scientist experiment to create a humanoid creature from a plant, with some mechanical addons. Designed as a farming assistant, he went rogue at some point. He still likes sowing and gardening, and you might see him doing his scarecrow routine, guarding the crops. Harvestman has a bird friend, and his relationship with humans is difficult. He lives in hiding most of the time. For some reason he likes hats, so he has a whole collection, including a pirate hat, matching his leg stump. I hope these pages make sense, I tried hard to forget about making them presentable to not stifle my thought process :) I coould provide a cleaner summary, if needed. It's been a lot of fun and a pretty intense exercise so far. Any feedback appreciated!
A general idea: Would it be possible that we are not limtited to the A3 format? I think Samuel ran into the same problem I did. Including all my process thoughts alone would have filled the page half. And because it makes total sense that we should try many drawn variations I think I would need more space/turn in more pages. Maybe it is just me, but I am so used to big canvas sizes in digital drawing I was really struggeling to fit more on the A3 format. And/or give a base number of shapes we should at least try if we should stay in really basic forms without details? I think i am overthinking this :D
This is what I have done so far. I will do some more and post them when I'm done. I'm very excited about this course and can't wait for your critique so I can start getting better at character/monster design.
I hope it is ok, that I attached both versions, one with the harvest theme (Army of Gobbling Apples) and Cute Eye Monster. Well both are on the cute side ^^. I tried to include the brainstorming process, but that would have been a lot of text so I left parts of it out (Monster's University, E.T. cute dragons, flower monsters, the list is endless of course). My process was mainly a list with things that make a creature cute and a list of monster's features and try to combine. I am not so sure how my ideas so far will transition into the next lessons, but well that's why it's a course I guess :D. I had so much fun, it was the first time I created something like a character design sheet and I will definitely try that more often. So much fun :D Any critique is welcome, I completely new to monsters and character design, so shoot freely.
For this first assignment (ideation), are we suppose to design our own versions of havestman or are we suppose to design something completely different?