Saturday, 7 February 2009

First stages of 3D owl machine

Here is how the Owl machine is taking shape in 3D

From Sketch to 3D

Sorry for the huge gap between posts but I have been busy and will try over the next week to update the blog with all the progress I have made, including the creation of some 3D components for the animation.

Here are a couple of sketches which are a thought on converting the sage character into a large machine which is consulted for information. The idea is to create the machine in the image of an owl as this was the Greek symbol for Athena and wisdom. The character on the left is the machine operator and an outfit which echoes the owl theme.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Action sketch for Theseus

Whilst playing around with ideas for scenes of Theseus in action I came up with this sketch.
I want Theseus to use the environment around him whilst fighting. Jumping off ledges, swinging from vines and constantly moving.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Statue of Poseidon

I have to bring Greek references into the animation, even if they are altered, in an attempt to convey the feeling that it all somehow belongs together. The Original story of the Minotaur and the altered one in this telling have to be connected. Visual referencing is the best tool I have so here is one, an imagined statue of Poseidon, the god of the seas.
Hi there,
Its been a long break since my last post, a summer holiday, moving house e.t.c. but here is a start in bringing things back on track.
The character in the Golden mask is an idea for a Sage character in the animation but since then I have changed my mind on his appearance.
The other image is an idea for a backdrop, the adventure's starting point for the hero.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

City on the Rocks and Watchtowers

Theseus's home? I liked the idea of placing Theseus's starting point for the journey in a place surrounded by water, a stark contrast to my ideas for the Minotaur's maze which will be heavily influenced by fire and heat. Very rough ideas at this stage for the city but taking shape. I want there to be a sense of utopia about the city. There also needs to be a larger scale impact on the viewer than these sketches portray.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


Having a look at some of the imagery I have already I thought that I needed to add variety to the landscapes that Theseus interacts with. Here is the first environment sketch.