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Effectiveness in Simplicity: Mr.Men research and source material

Considering that i would like this animation to be child-friendly, complicated forms of imagery just wouldn’t work in delivering the message. you’ve gotta know your audience to know how to write the message.

the simplist way to communicate is through shapes and after doing some research into child frendily shows in contemporary times, the visual styles didnt appel to me all that much..

So i took a step into the past and i remembered one show which fits in with what I’m looking for…

 

Image result for mr.men

Mr. Men for those who don’t know, is a children’s program which showcased radical personality traits and embodied those traits into characters. The designs were simple so that producers can spend more time on the characters actions, which in turn represented that character better.

 

I believe that they are remaking the series actually…. the point is; the designs for representing characters were really simple and in turn, i would like to replicate this in my animation. My designs in my previous post, were inspired by this source and i think it will continue to steer the visual essence of my piece as well as the message i would like to deliver in my project.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Animation Vectors

Book scene Vectors (scene #1)= https://assets.adobe.com/link/f43eb0b1-e125-4f76-78ba-6be4fbb5f989

Old Lady Scene Vectors (scene #2)= https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/13a69c24-7537-4df8-79d2-7c5a9f503220

Biker scene Vectors (scene #3) = https://assets.adobe.com/link/d4305b55-2c80-4249-6432-fd128269ac6d

Hillbilly Scene Vectors (scene #4) = https://assets.adobe.com/link/4f84a02b-2469-4102-4798-5268034d7149

Cheerleader Scene Vectors (scene #5) = https://assets.adobe.com/link/f99f2d71-3aa6-4a8a-76ce-9ec206f11f50

Janitor Scene Vectors (scene #5) = https://assets.adobe.com/link/5128afc0-9091-4330-4d49-f3db9db5cd63

Courtesy of Adobe Capture.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Rough Stereotype Storyboard

Rough plans for the animation..

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Quick Body-Form Sketches

just a reference that i did for the basis of my animation/story board..

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Self-initiated Animation test

 

In terms of converting my subject of representation into the medium, I plan to create a animation of stereotypes with narrating sounds. Did a small animation test to show how the visual style will look.

 

Also, to help with my technique of animation, I might see if I can convert this next video that I filmed in the British museum into a motion piece, if time is kind to me.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Threads: A Talk with Cartoon Kate

Threads: From the Refugee Crisis

Threads is a narrative that was created by Graphic artist Kate Evans that focuses on the take’s interactions with some of the many refugees that have made their way to Calais, France, and are trying to move to England. Threads captures some of the experiences and events that these refugees had while in france and evans used threads to document the simple realisim of the topic.

Thank the Lord that she came in for a talk and in-depth analysis about her new book, which ive happen to have recorded.

I do warn you, the recordings are long. listen at your own risk!

recording #1(Talk about threads and designer intentions) http://vocaroo.com/i/s0h7LZOXku9G

Recordings #2 (Q&A With Kate Evans)                                     http://vocaroo.com/i/s01xiJPftJIi

This talk has lead me into thinking of a new way of approaching this self-initiated project. Focusing more on capturing people’s character rather then trying to represent them on the page necessarily. Maybe its not about the character, maybe its about the experience of that said character in question..

 

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Exploring the theme stereotypes in graphic illustration

For my first  self-initiated project, I wanted to take a closer look at the theme of visual representation. By this, I mean visually capturing the characteristics of someone on paper.

Since character archetypes are very evident in all types of graphic narratives, I wanted to analyse this subject by putting it into practice myself.

i plan to spend the time I have on this project practicing characterization and also analyse the theme of stereotypes in graphic art, to see how much of a influence they have on the media.

these are some of the digital sketches that I’ve done to better understand this topic.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized