Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Yet another concept post!

 Some concept's for the boy, they go from earlier concepts to more recent!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A few environments

These are just paintings from photographs, as opposed to designs. The first is looking over Breakish, on the Isle of Skye, and the second is the Cuillins from Elgol, also on Skye.

More concepts

it's to feel very warm and cosy in the house where the story is being told, so that the storm scenes seem colder and scarier.

we decided to make the kelpies very skeletal, to up the creepy factor.

inspiration taken from M.C.Escher

Kelpie Concept Art by Kirsteen

Earliest ideas for our Kelpies included a rider in the design.
We later discarded this idea for simplicity's sake. 
Rough pen sketches of a Kelie with its skull visible.
Possible abstractions of kelpie heads. 
Work in progress concept art of the boat about to be engulfed by the Kelpie 

Some gesture drawings of horses

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pathhead Riding Stables, Kirriemuir

We took a trip up to the university riding stables yesterday to do some observational drawing. We were hoping to be there in time to catch a competition being held, so we could see the horses being ridden, but we missed the bus and ended up being late. By that point the horses were being rugged up ready to go out to the fields, but we were still able to walk round the stables taking photos and doing some drawings. However, we're going to buy memberships to the club, and that way we can go up every week via the sports club bus, and hopefully get some more exciting photos/drawings!

Friday, 3 February 2012

A few concept drawings

we have been spending a lot of time drawing horses, seemingly forgetting that there are plenty of other characters to design, as well as plenty of environments to do!

The Kelpies

So 'Kelpies (still a working title)' is a short film being made at DJCAD, Dundee, over the course of third and fourth year. 5 people, one film! Here we shall have concept art, character designs, animatics, the lot! and here is a brief synopsis;

Set in the Scottish highands, a young boy hears terrifying stories from his grandmother, about kelpies (water-horses). He takes a boat out the next day, and gets caught in a storm, where he experiences the nightmare his grandmother warned him about.

so hopefully by the end of 4th year, we shall have a film that is even slightly like what i've just described!