Sunday, 26 May 2013

Final artwork for the concept art and development module

'To the bells' cheerful sound; while our sports shall be seen, on the echoing green.'

'Such, such were the joys when we all - girls and boys in our youth-time were seen on the echoing green.'

'The sun does descend, like birds in their nest, are ready for rest, and sport no more seen on the darkening green.'
These are my finals for the concept art and development module. Each caption shows the part of the poem that inspires the illustration. I didn't do direct translations of the words rather the 'feeling' of the words in the poem and trying to represent them within the context of a world of mermaids.

My basic idea was that the children in the story were the mermaids, the old man was a sea king of the mermaids, as time progressed the mermaids gradually turned into more fish like monsters that are mistaken for the mermaids that inspire the modern day legends.

The children playing are the mermaids sadistically playing with sailors, divers, and so on that enter the sea eventually killing them. I believe the poem suggest a prelude to something with a suggestion that this something has happened before, so in this case I felt that the something was a revenge from the humans, maybe some kind of culling of mermaids.

For the finals themselfs I treated the first to (second and third above) as speedpaintings where by I used the mark making exersizes as textures and abstract basis to paint from to create the finals. Similar to the artist Levente Peterffy approach to painting.

For the third one with the diver I thought it would be interesting to try line drawing with flat textures, I think it is the least successful of the 3. I definitely prefer my approach in the first 2, and the line drawing was quiet far from what I usually do so its probably why it didnt turn out as well.

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