The act of creating a character from canon was a very methodical process. Establishing a setting is what came first by creating a story for the character and their motivations. This allows the character to be grounded within a world and gives them some dimension in their personality. Then the character face and clothing came into shape through a series of sketches that were redrawn in pen on Beinfang paper. The facial expressions were made with a few changing lines. The character was finally fleshed out with finer details and color.
The design of this character has great emphasis on line weight where the thicker lines define an emphasis on the forms of the shape. The different line weights are also there to balance the forms along with showing where a possible light source could be from by tucking them into the groves and folds of the character. Most of the lines are very curved giving the form its own uniform balance. The character pose itself is asymmetrical with the use of diagonals to create movement between the horizontal lines.
This project is relevant in animation in creating characters from scratch and refining them to a distinctive roles that can be used within video productions and all forms of animation. It showed how to keep a character on mark and how meaningful pose and facial expressions is to give life to them.
Just of the coast of the mainland was the city where Maon lived. The iron docks steamed across the coastline of the island where the fishers and diving vessels would dock to bring in the sea’s bounties. For most of the islanders these ships were there homes. The island itself hosted little room for structures that would be strong enough to withstand a great ocean’s storm. Lensoa was the name of the island until one day it was bombarded by a massive storm. The locals evacuated and drifted away to the mainland. It took a month for the seas to settle and when the islanders returned to see a ship unlike any they had ever seen had beached itself upon its shore. The vessel was gargantuan with most of its body submerged underwater. After some discussion from the community, a small group was put together to investigate the ship.
Maon was one of the people elected to search the ship. Despite his caution Maon was quite intrigued by how different this vessel was. He would research the artifacts brought back by the divers as a hobby and found some interesting trinkets from the ancient ships that were lost at sea. Man wouldn’t pass up an opportunity like this.