Thursday, 30 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Major Project: Pan concept test

Using the drawings I had for Pan's forms I've 'tested' how they look alongside Lyra. 

The Ermine from looks cute and with refinement I'd be happy to take it forward. The Bird form is nice but I feel it doesn't fit as well as the others. The cat form is a little too large but with refinement could look cute. The Moth form is simple but works well with the curls in Lyra's hair. Looking at these I feel the Ermine and Moth are two I would definitely want to take forward.  


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Major Project: Pans Form Sketches

Following previous sketches, I continued sketches on some of Pan's forms. Some like the Moth were easy to figure out, it will mostly need refining from here. Others like the Ermine may need more work. Otherwise I'm fairly happy to start the refining process in Photoshop and make any improvements to their designs.I also need to see how these fit in with Lyra so I will be adding them in with her too.







Friday, 10 March 2017

Major Project: Lyra Cleanup/Colours

Following choosing clothing for Lyra I have cleaned her up to help choose colours for her.

Here are the colour experiments I have done. Keeping in mind her tomboy nature and attitude, I don't believe 7 is a good fit. I personally quite like 5, 6 and 10 but any comment are welcome. 

@Alan Major Project: Pan Initial shapes

Based off the shapes in Lyra's design I began some sketches for the forms that Lyra's daemon Pan takes. I feel at this point the moth is the most successful and forms such as the ermine may have to be more subtle. I quite like 11 as it is simple and relates to Lyra quite well.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

@Alan Major Project: Lyra clothing

After cleaning Lyra up initially I've began designing clothes to fit with her personality. I've also experimented with colour here. In terms of the colours used, I looked at popular Victorian colours. 

With the skin colour I quite like the one used for 3 and 8, and I believe a dirtier blonde such as the one in 7 or 9 suits Lyra's personality better. 

In terms of the clothes I think 9 fits in best with Lyra, the clothes are masculine but the bow shows a piece of femininity. I feel 3, 6 and 7 could also work however 6 and 7 seem a bit too tidy.  


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Major Project: Quotes/Design info

Quotes referring to Lyra

'It might have been enough to make her cry, if she was the sort of girl who cried. Instead she gritted her teeth and moved the arm gently until it felt looser.' 

'The Scholars had more important things to do than attend to the affections of a half-wild, half civilized girl, left among them by chance.' 

'In many ways Lyra was a barbarian. What she liked best was clambering over the College roofs with Roger' 

'She had passed her childhood, like a half-wild cat' 

'There's a lot of goodness and sweetness in your nature, and a lot of determination' 

'She looked fierce and stubborn as she sat there'

'a blonde little girl' 

From these descriptions we can tell she's a small, blonde girl. Personality wise she is brave, determined and stubborn. She is more of a tomboy and rough around the edges.

Pantalaimon Forms

Moth (Dark Brown)
Small Lion
Bird (Rook,Canary, Goldfinch)

These are the forms Lyras daemon takes in the book. It would be interesting to create 2-3 of these forms for Pan to switch between. Moth and Ermine appear often and I am leaning towards designing these.

Alethiometer (Golden Compass)

"It was very like a clock, or a compass, for there were hands pointing to places around the dial, but instead of the hours or the points of the compass there were several little pictures, each of them painted with the finest and slenderest sable brush."

Symbols include: Hourglass, Sun, Alpha and Omega, Marionette, Serpent, Cauldron, Anchor, Angel, Helmet, Beehive, Moon, Madonna, Apple, Bird, Bread, Ant, Bull, Candle, Cornucopia, Chameleon, Thunderbolt, Dolphin, Walled Garden, Globe, Sword, Griffin, Horse, Camel, Elephant, Crocodile, Baby, Compass, Lute, Tree, Wild Man, Owl

The compass has many symbols as part of it's design, however with such a small character this may be difficult to incorporate, I may choose a few in order to simplify it.