Jean-Rene Losier
Jean-Rene Losier
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Jean-Rene Losier
Here is my assignment for the second step of developing characters. I decided to focus on the Bee Hive idea that I had initially as I really liked the square shape of the hive. I developed the idea thinking about how each character could link together in a common theme and decided to go with the idea that the leader is someone who can manipulate bees to do her bidding. What results is "Hive Golems"! We first have Queen B who manipulates the bees who is carried by little bee hive minions. Then we have the Crawler who moves around on his hands. Then we have the Guardian which is the muscle and finally, the Tower who is simply a huge tree that also carries with it, a bunch of beehives from it's branches/hair.
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Will David
Here’s my first page. I took Scott’s advice and decided I’ll spend a page of explorations on each of my chosen characters for my lineup. I will then take a variation from each new page and refine it. These are variations for an electricity Harvestman.
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Jean-Rene Losier
Just FYI if you want these critiqued, you need to put them in the "assignments" section. Just in case that's where you intended to post these :)
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Jean-Rene Losier
Alright, 4 pages done of exploration. I'm going to have a hard time picking from these. SO MANY THAT I LIKE!
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Jean-Rene Losier
Here are 2 new pages as well as 1 I already posted where I tried to fill in as much space as I could. Feel like I was a bit lost and mostly just exploring all kinds of ideas before settling on the "Scythe head" concept that most people seemed to like (including myself). I also liked some later ideas like "sytche collector" as well as the spider harvester who Harvests men!
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Jean-Rene Losier
That tip about using the entire page and how the constraints of space end up motivating different designs is gold!
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Andrea R
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I have added new guys to a Patrol Field crew. Guess it's time now to kill some darling and decide which one should go on with more studies. If I have to choose only one, I think I would go on with the scorpio grape, seems like something that could bring nice shapes to the table.
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Jean-Rene Losier
The mouse tank thing is pretty neat. The grape scorpion is also an interesting idea. You could definitely develop a ton more ideas from those concepts.
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Andre Camargo
Hey Scott, I had a blast working through the idea creation. I would like to upload my sheet, which is too big for my scanner (DIN A4 max). Can you recommend a preferred way for getting a good digital image/print/scan from paper?
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Jean-Rene Losier
I'm just taking pics with my phone to upload them. Make em look better in digital.
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auno
Here's the first page of my Crow-man ideas, I'm completely stuck after this page I can't seem to think of other possibilities, I know Scott said to aim for 4 pages but not sure what else I can incorporate into this Crow-man? Anyway thanks for reading I'll try and think hard what else I can change or add.
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Jean-Rene Losier
Maybe just start doodling silhouettes? No details, just silhouettes to get different shapes. And look up crows to try and get the brain going? What's crow man supposed to be about? Just ask a bunch of "what if?" type of questions. "What if his wings were cut off in a fight?" "Why was he in a fight in the first place?" "Who was he fighting?" etc etc. Go down the rabbit hole.
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Sonja Müller
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
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Jean-Rene Losier
I know he specified to try and do 4-5 pages on my answer. So I don't think he's necessarily expecting that you do ALL your work on just one page. I'm personally shooting for as much as I can.
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Jean-Rene Losier
Here's my first little batch of explorations. Got some things I like but still want to explore some more themes/ideas that I stumbled upon.
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