Research Ranting & Disney’s Hercules! << Wikia page.
You know guys, for people like me (and probably most of everyone else too) researching is a pain in the patootie. Really. I draw and colour and get all excited about amazing art and all that jazz, not so much to reading. Actually scratch that, I do like to read – fiction novels. Not history and what not, it bores me to death. However! Fear not! There can be fun ways too (occasionally.) For animators and illustrators like me, research can go from dull to fun with the simple idea that watching videos and movies can count as research too~ Isn’t that great?! Researching and reading pages and books endlessly really wear you out. In my case I was researching Greek mythological beasties and gods. What’s the first thing that came into my head? Yeap, that’s right – Disney’s Hercules!! ❤ As a kid I loved that movie, and I also remember Meg being my favourite heroine ever. Now before the hate parade comes and corrects me or something, I know full well that it’s not all accurate, blah blah blah. BUT. It’s a starting point, a fun one that will keep me interested and give me ideas. I took a sneaky peek at the Disney Wikia page (Wiki, I know. So bad. Q^Q) and familiarised myself with the story again briefly and also read some trivia, facts and stuff. This gave me SOME ideas, but not enough. So now off I go to watch the movie – see you later~ 😉
After meeting the group in class, we had discussed about what steps to take next. I mentioned my idea for using the delta letter as part of our logo and everyone seemed to approve of the idea. We agreed to come up with sketches and our designs, the best will be picked in the coming week. We also talked about character designing. According to the brief we need to design a character, explore a few ideas. Working as a group isn’t easy and we had to brainstorm a few ideas and agree on one to be on the same page. As I mentioned earlier it seems everyone was more interested in the Greek mythology idea as it was familiar and the most obvious. Having been against the majority I went with the flow and we are all to design characters based on 1) a greek god/goddess and 2) any other greek mythical creature. At this point I believe it necessary to make a note on the fact that although some people see these beings as mythical (i.e. not real, only in stories) others believe in them and are real to them. This means that it’s not actually seen as “mythical” to everyone. Even so I’ll go ahead and research and come up with some designs.
Further research – looking at previous Red Bull ads as reference and research for my current project.
Red Bull Gives you Wings~ – Continuing my research for my project in the Visual Literacy class, our project is based on having to have the drink Red Bull commission our faux illustration studio to design a new character and ad for them. This useful link consists someone’s study into Red Bull and the history of it in simple words which I found most helpful. The points I noted on were:
* The slogan is (obviously) not literal, it is metaphorical therefore the new character doesn’t necessarily have to fly/grow wings, just display a sense of alleviation within the character and mor lively, energetic.
* There were no specific , target set audience when regarding age. They had to appeal to general ages but had in mind those who would mostly drink it; young people, students, people at work who do late nights, people with demanding work etc.
* Was originally based and adapted from the Thai tonic drink “Krating Daeng”, changing it to appeal more for the western palette
List of Mythical Creatures – Mythical Creatures Guide.
Another index of mythical creatures for reference/research
Mythical Creatures, read about and see your favorite mystic creature..
Beginning research on mythical creatures, where else to look but at an index of every single one ever heard of? Let’s see which fits best! I’m thinking maybe the more obvious ones for my project for people to relate – witches, werewolves or something similar,vampires..dragons… ^¬^ But maybe it won’t be as interesting then.. :c The obscure ones seem quite interesting in my opinion.
So for my Visual Literacy class at uni, we’re looking into character designing and such, and our theme includes mythical creatures. I noticed that in class most people jumped straight to the idea of beasties from Greek mythology but what about everything else? Personally I have more interest in asian mythical creatures and stories as well as a slight obsession with dragons. In fact I drew a chibi dragon just before this project too~ >> Sakura Dragon Chihiro My inspiration for this drawing and the first artist I looked at for this project was ShrimpHEBY. When I first saw this artist’s work I was instantly in love, She has her own style, I loved her way of painting and use of colours as well as the fact that she often worked with mythical creatures. Her two OC’s, Xuan Long and Qi Rui are in fact based on a dragon and a kirin, two creatures from asian myths (Oh how I adore them *¬* ) I felt ShrimpHEBY’s art would be a good starting point, then moved on to researching other mythical creatures and selecting the ones which would be most appropriate for the project.
Hello world! I’m Rima, an aspiring illustrator and animator from the northwest of England who has started to get serious, starting with this blog. From here on I’ll be posting my work,inspirations,influences,notes, works-in-progress – literally everything that comes my way on my journey to become a successful,reknowned artist! Oh, and it’s dangerous to go alone – so I invested in a new super awesome intuos pro to battle the demons along the way~