Date created :
Tools used :
- Adobe Ideas iPad App
- Hand Glider
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Kuler
- Wacom Intuos 5 Touch
Beware of Bots
'Beware of Bots' is a visual development project I created to develop my character and environment design process. I began my project by writing a short outline of a story about a boy named Louis who discovers an rusty old robot while lost in the woods.
Before designing each element of the story I planned a series of research trips to inspire my process. The trips included a day at a local aquarium to study fish, a walk through a woodland park to study overgrown nature and several walks during a holiday in Wales to gathered inspiration for buildings and the overall coast-line environment. I also organised photo shoots with a couple of my friends to help me enrich the personalities and aesthetics of my characters.
The full project artwork can be seen in my gallery by clicking here - Beware of Bots
With the majority of the environment and character designs completed I decided to produce a final painting that represented the story in a single frame. The composition of the painting went through a number of revisions based on sketches I completed using Adobe Ideas on my iPad and Photoshop on my Mac.
I then painted a mood study directly over the sketch to establish the key colours and lighting that I would use in in finished piece. Again using Adobe Photoshop, I created silhouettes for each element in the painting and slowly built up the painting layer by layer.