Sunday, 29 January 2017

ADAPTATION A: David Bowie Blackstar

This is my graphic interpretation of David Bowie from his album 'Blackstar. I made these in Photoshop by using the lasso and fill tools, and I have tried to keep the colours and shapes as simple as I could and I have left out the body.

Still from Lazarus music video




ADAPTATION A: Testing Out Graphic Styles

Here I have tried out a graphic style in Photoshop by limiting myself to using the polygonal lasso tool.

David Bowies' blue blazer from The Labyrinth

Friday, 27 January 2017

ADAPTATION A: Narrowing Down

Here I have narrowed down the personas and some of the iconic styles that I will include in my infographic. As there were so many before I had to refine my selection by choosing the most interesting to me and the ones I could work with the most.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

MUDBOX #2




In this class I learnt different techniques in Autodesk Mudbox, like how to transfer scenes from Maya to Mudbox, and back again. I also learnt how to connect textures between both softwares, and load Photoshop files into Mudbox.

Monday, 23 January 2017

PROPOSAL PINATA: Class #3

PROPOSAL PINATA

MY 2 STEP PREMISE:

GENDER EQUALITY IN FILM & TV



5 Big Books Research:

HIGH CONTRAST: RACE AND GENDER IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
791.4301 WIL

SKYSCRAPER CINEMA: ARCHITECTURE AND GENDER IN AMERICAN FILM
791.43657 SCH

GENDER, ETHNICITY AND SEXUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FILM/ JUDE DAVIES & CAROL R. SMITH
791.4301 DAV

DIVERSITY IN DISNEY FILMS: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY
EBOOK

DECONSTRUCTING DISNEY 
EBOOK




Friday, 13 January 2017

ADAPTATION A: A Brief History Of... Bowie

One of my Adaptation A ideas is to explore the brief history of David Bowie. Instead of giving a biography of his life I thought it would be interesting to explore his different personas and looks throughout the decades. Below are some of his personas and most iconic styles.
DAVID ROBERT JONES

DAVY JONES

ZIGGY STARDUST

MAJOR TOM

ALADDIN SANE

THIN WHITE DUKE

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

PIERROT/ THE BLUE CLOWN

HALLOWEEN JACK

ELEPHANT MAN
JARETH

TIN MACHINE

THE NEXT DAY

BLACKSTAR
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cdn.sidewalkhustle.netdna-cdn.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://cdn.sidewalkhustle.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/10/David-Bowie.jpg [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

Gigslutz.co.uk. (2017). [online] Available at: http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/bowiehalloweenjack.jpg [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Images.genius.com. (2017). [online] Available at: https://images.genius.com/1bce3a228fc278e425578b5a9f6b056c.966x954x1.jpg [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

Images.popmatters.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/d/david-bowie-aladdin-500x250.jpg [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

Images.popmatters.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://images.popmatters.com/blog_art/d/david-bowie-blackstar.jpg [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

Media.gettyimages.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/david-bowie-performs-on-stage-as-the-thin-white-duke-on-the-on-stage-picture-id519726114 [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

S-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com. (2017). [online] Available at: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6e/32/58/6e3258355f495d77fe4f5d59ff17fdf3.jpg [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

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Societyofrock.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://societyofrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/936full-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-screenshot.jpg.png [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Static.dezeen.com. (2017). [online] Available at: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/01/David-Bowie-Pierrot-costume-Ashes-to-Ashes-Natasha-Korniloff_dezeen.jpg [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Ultimateclassicrock.com. (2017). [online] Available at: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2016/01/Bowie-630420.jpg [Accessed 14 Jan. 2017].

Vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net. (2017). [online] Available at: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/labyrinth/images/3/39/Jarethscowling.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111003181919 [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

ADAPTATION B- THE FOUNTAIN OF FAIR FORTUNE

THE FOUNTAIN OF FAIR FORTUNE

"High on a hill in an enchanted garden, enclosed by tall walls and protected by strong magic, flowed the Fountain of Fair Fortune..." (JK ROWLING, The Tales of Beedle the Bard)

'The Fountain of Fair Fortune' is a short children's story from JK Rowling's collection of children stories in the novel 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard'. It is a story about three witches' quest to find their qualities to fulfil their hearts' desire, and the moral of the story is that you need only look to yourself to find it.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard


"Then, Fountain of Fair Fortune is my favourite one, and that's really about the qualities you need to achieve your heart's desire, and the moral being that magic, ultimately, is not the best weapon."—J. K. Rowling




"There is an enchanted and enclosed garden that is protected by "strong magic." Once a year, an "unfortunate" is allowed the opportunity to find their way to the Fountain, to bathe in the water, and win "fair fortune forever more."Knowing that this may be the only chance to truly turn their lives around, people (with magical powers and without) travel from the far reaches of the kingdom to try and gain entrance to the garden. It is here that three witches meet and share their tales of woe. The first by the name Asha, was sick of a malady no healer could cure. She hoped that the fountain would banish her symptom and grant her a long and happy life. 
The second by the name of Altheda, had been robbed of her home, her gold, and her wand by an evil sorcerer. She hoped the fountain might relieve her of her powerlessness and poverty.
The third by the name Amata had been deserted by a man whom she loved dearly and she thought her heart would never mend. She hoped that the fountain would relieve her of her grief and longing.
Pitying each other, the three women agreed that, should the chance befall them they would unite and try to reach the fountain together. 
At first light, a crack in the wall appears and "Creepers" from the garden reach through and wrap themselves around Asha, the first witch. She grabs Altheda, who takes hold of Amata. But Amata gets tangled in the armour of a Muggle knight, and as the vines pull Asha in, all three witches along with the knight get pulled through the wall and into the beautiful garden."

They face various challenges and meet different characters, and find out more about themselves on the journey to find the fountain, and ultimately each realise in the end they no longer need the fountain of fortune, and just as well , as unknown to the characters, the Fountain of Fair Fortune possesed no magical qualities at all.

The Fountain of Fair Fortune

I am drawn to this story for the Adaptation B project because of the moral, and also the interesting characters. The are 3 main witches who are all very different to each other, and a knight. There is already no visual on what they should look like, just descriptions of their qualities, their personalities and their desires. I think it would be interesting to create and design these characters from nothing but the knowledge of their personalities and their desires. The book has only one thumbnail size illustration of the characters.

The three witches and the knight, illustration from The Tales of Beedle the Bard

I am also drawn to this story because it is full of magic and beautiful scenery, which would also be interesting to explore and design. It has many elements to design, such as the creatures found there, the descriptive enchanted garden and the fountain, it is also full of symbolism.


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Comics-colorist-club.deviantart.com. (2017). The Fountain of Fair Fortune by JK Rowling. [online] Available at: http://comics-colorist-club.deviantart.com/journal/The-Fountain-of-Fair-Fortune-by-JK-Rowling-228377696 [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Harry Potter Wiki. (2017). The Fountain of Fair Fortune. [online] Available at: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/The_Fountain_of_Fair_Fortune [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Img09.deviantart.net. (2017). [online] Available at: http://img09.deviantart.net/f49b/i/2010/342/4/8/the_tales_of_beedle_the_bard_1_by_chemical_revenge-d34gtwj.jpg [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net. (2017). [online] Available at: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/harrypotter/images/8/8e/Fountain_of_Fair_Fortune.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090408183831 [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net. (2017). [online] Available at: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/harrypotter/images/e/ee/Fountain.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090404111819 [Accessed 13 Jan. 2017].

Thursday, 12 January 2017

13-01-17 SUBMISSION POST

A) CG Artists Toolkit (Maya Tutorials)




B) Film Reviews




This term I have found the modelling tutorials a lot easier and I have learnt a lot about different techniques in modelling, and in Maya. Through the film screenings I have learnt more about genres and the history of film, and have gained a wider range of knowledge about film. During the next project I would like to do the maya tutorials a bit earlier, and upload the film reviews as I write them.

Pipeline 3: 2D Character Rigging



Pipeline 1: Body Modelling