Saturday, March 1, 2008

Listen to Mike!!

Just to add to what Mike said, I hope everyone takes the initiative to sketch things up for monday. We all know the direction we're taking for the environment and the color palette we'll be using (cars, abbey's color swatch...), we just need to flesh out the details. Feel free to take the environment design and try sketching it from different angles, put some new twists on it, re-position the gas station, etc. We'll be showing everyones stuff on monday when we all meet together with story and I'd be nice if we could gather opinions and finalize things then so we can move forward. Thanks for all ya'lls help recently. Making this film is a daunting task, but I think things will move much faster within the next few weeks.

Oh, and I know we've all heard concerns about the character design. For those of you who didn't hear, Ryan said that the character was too generic, not interesting enough to look at for long, and that we went "safe" on her design for ease of modeling and 3d sake. I think we can probably all agree on what was said....Lately Ryan, Carson, and I have attempted to tackle this thing once more (although I know we said that the last design was final). I guess since she's one of our main characters, we might as well get it right! :) Things are looking very well with the new designs, as we've taken elements of the last one, and adjusted some things. I hope you all will be supportive of this! Sorry about taking so long on this,...I guess alot of us didn't realize how dang hard it was to draw armadillos... Thanks guys!

-Chris

1 comment:

MM said...

I have had some ideas after Ryan said what he did that I would like to pitch, also, if that's ok. They involve a totally different take on the character designs, but one that I feel is very close to one of the original concepts that people liked (the purple one). I don't want to step on toes, and I'm sure people might think that I am by even SUGGESTING that we try a new route...but like Chris said in his post...we better get it right before we move on and as of last Wednesday it wasn't right. I feel like we should have tried combining Chris' and the purple design instead of just throwing it out by the wayside. I've prepared some drawings and a lot of ideas that if allowed to I'd really like to throw out there as a possible alternative...one that I personally feel is a better fit for the story we are trying to tell. I would also like to encourage other people to continue to brainstorm ideas and solutions as it ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Can we see the new designs that Chris, Carson, and Ryan have come up with?

Thanks!