After we had come up with some of our initial ideas we went back and reviewed what we actually wanted our animation to do, and we decided that we wanted it to inform the audience about a topic.
We looked at different ways to inform an audience and then what sort of topic that we wanted to tackle.
We narrowed it down to anxiety, making a big deal out of anything and Alzheimer’s.
After ideation and doing some concept sketches we then refined what direction we wanted to take in regards to the content of our animation.
We wanted to create something that was:
We then decided to focus in on Alzheimers and Anxiety as topics to create an animation around.
After Ideation, we tried to come up with a number of concept ideas that we could further develop.
The main ideas were an animation to give a visual representation of Alzheimers, an animation to give a visual representation of anxiety, a little dog getting revenge and an animation which highlights the fact that there is always someone with a bigger problem than you.
This is showing the electrical pulses travelling along the nerves
A woman that is creating a jigsaw of herself but the piece where her face goes is missing because she can’t recognise herself
This is to show the contrast of the smooth thought process becoming disjointed and uncomfortable in an abstract way
So a big wolf is bullying a little wolf but then he gets scared later by a werewolf
Which is actually the little wolf dressed up on stilts
We started by trying to think of words associated with “Big” and “Small”.
I also then had a page of different words to maybe help start us thinking of ideas. (This page is in my folder).
We then tried to come up with some concept ideas (mine are listed in my Sketchbook).
I decided to try and create a robot to play with and this is Max.
Cleaning up the outliner
You can actually move his limbs but his right leg dislocates itself from the knee down for some reason, aside from that it seems to work.
Second sketch, getting more enjoyable the more I do. The hard part is actually doing the initial scribble and not just shading in the canvas.
I’m going to be doing a series of illustrations on photoshop by creating images out of scribbles on my graphics tablet.
I tried to make it into a little mining type creature that was cradling a fluorescent bar to light the way.