Friday, January 10, 2014

Final Storyboard

In the final storyboard my unamed character was chilling at the dock in her PJs, when this glowing mermaid thing (which is the angler fish's lure) comes out the water. She's supposed to be like crouching while looking down at the lure, with a concerned look on her face. I'm not really sure how I fudged up her design, but somehow I did. I drew her pretty awfully.

Anyways, while the lure is trying to bate the girl into the water, the angler fish is waiting underneath the surface. I tried to make the sky an water look dark. If the water is dark then there's no way the girl would be able to see what's hiding below. Even though I did kind of want to darken the water more, I felt like making it darker would have messed it up.
I was feeling good about this, until I started drawing the human faces, then... I don't know. They just look bad. I also feel kind of silly for making my good character an amputee with an undercut (her hairstyle) because the view of the drawing is from the left, whereas she doesn't have a right arm and her head is shaved on the right side. I guess I didn't think about the until I had already been coloring.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Character Designs

First Character Design
Background (Daytime)
Background 2 (Nightime*)

I like drawing fat, brown people, so that's how I came up with my first character. She doesn't have a name, just a random girl. She is missing her left arm and lives near a dock, which is where she spends a lot of her time. I think I've set this to take place during the summer, otherwise she'd have better things to do than sit on the dock all day. The first background I've posted is during the day, so she's wearing a prosthetic arm. However, at night (the second background) she doesn't wear the arm, I guess since that's when she sleeps. 

The second character came up because I like to draw mermaids a lot. I needed a villain, so I thought that a giant angler fish would be perfect for that. The story is that this angler fish usually eats mermaids, and over time its lure has evolved to look more like a human/mermaid face. 

The overall story is that the tides got unusually high that night, the angler fish was caught in the tides which is why it's at the surface of the water, and the girl just so happened to be at the dock that night (being unable to sleep). It's not the best, or most realistic story, but I don't think I can really do any better. After learning more about angler fish I don't think that any angler fish would ever be caught in a situation where it would be at the surface of water (unless dead).

*Not taken in the best light, also couldn't rotate it