Friday, 16 November 2012

Slight Change Of Direction

Just had my tutorial with Alan today. After a long talk it has become clear that my ideas for this project and intentions of getting it done right were a bit too ambitious and wayward. However, there is a new plan.

The idea is to create a number of SIMPLE characters, similar to my mercury character, based still off of the periodic table. These characters would solely be based around metaphors of what they are. For example:

#1 - Ice
* What is ice most commonly seen as? Examples:
  - Ice Cube
  - Ice Lolly
  - Snowman

* Look at their shapes, what they are made up of.
  - Ice Cube = Water + Ice
  - Ice Lolly = Ice - Flavouring
& etc

* Try are make a character based around these principles

Use this method to create characters from various elements on the table

*Note- To keep the characters bound relative to eachother, they must all have some distinct similarity i.e maybe having the same/very similar body structures.

Influences & Examples

Garbage Pail Kids Top Trumps

"Each sticker card features a Garbage Pail Kid character having some comical abnormality and/or suffering a terrible fate, with a humorous, word play-rich character name such as Glandular Angela or Half-Nelson" Wikipedia

Pokemon: Gotta Catch'em All
Pokemon are essentially real-world creatures that have been combined with specific elements, most based on the creature's habitat, in order for it to aquire special powers. The Pokemon is then given an iconic name which is likely to be a mish mash of the creature and its provided element. E.g. Squirtle = Squirt + Turtle. The turtle has the ability to squirt water because that is its natural environment.

Lego Men

Lego characters are simple characters made from Lego, which can then be disassembled, mixed and matched to create new personalised characters.

I now plan to follow these examples in the creation of my own set of characters, based off of the periodic table.

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