MINI-BRIEF – “BUS STOP”

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Below is a link to the brief that we have been set:

http://apopheniainc.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/animationgames-design-mini-brief-bus-stop/

The brief is very open in its scope with the intention of allowing people to focus on a certain area, for example 3D modelling, drawing, writing etc.

One of the areas that I am really trying to improve at the moment is my concept art and drawing skills. Thus I have decided to approach this task concentrating on these areas.

I immediately had several ideas on what I would like to do, these included:

  • A lone bus shelter in a war torn area, the surrounding area in ruin and possibly a tank or similar driving past.
  • Like the book/film “The Borrowers” I would like it to be miniture people who make their “bus stop” from normal house hold objects they had scavenged.
  • Caveman – this would be very cartoon style, similar to “The Flintstones” and no way accurate. Perhaps they have ladders etc to mount dinosaurs and other similar creatures.

I also looked at unusual bus-stops to get some inspiration, below are some of the more creative and strange ones that I found.

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I do like some of these as examples of creative designs for something very mundane but with this exercise I really wanted to concentrate on creating a piece of concept art rather than redesigning a “bus-stop”.

Next I looked at the award winning short film “The Paperman”, alot of this animation was set in an Train station and I looked at how this was used as a setting for the interation between the characters.

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Whilst I was researching I stumbled across several examples of unusual transport and it got me thinking about the ways in which people board the examples below. I might possibly sketch a few designs.

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After researching numerous avenues that I may take my next step will be doing some thumbnails and sketching of rough ideas. However the two ideas that I am strongly veering towards are:

The war scene as mentioned earlier and also “The Borrowers” idea which was also discussed earlier. Below are a few pictures which show the kind of thing that I was thinkin of for the war scene but obviously with a bus stop, I think that I would have a long queue of people at the bus stop showing that there lives must continue as normal despite the situation that they have going on amongst them. Emphasising that this is normal to them.

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I will post some “Borrowers” themed images soon, and I will look at household objects that may have been “scavenged” to see how they could be adapted into a bus-stop. This will also give me the opportunity to do some still life drawing which is another area which I am looking to improve.

 

 

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