Here are the developed character designs of the two main characters, Charlie and Pippa Button, In these images i am determining what colour pallet works better between the characters costumes and they're hair/skin colour to obtain the best design out of each character. I think its best to keep continuity running throughout the actual character designs which is why i have kept some features the same such as eye chap and nose shape in order to reinforce that the characters are related and have certain similarities, this will be my intention throughout the development of the other characters also.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
An overview of the plot,
This series shows the main character Charlie Button and his big sister Pippa's fury, frustration and disappointment when they leave a big city to move to the suburbs with they're parents. Charlie holds a wild imagination and a strong will for adventure, but always gets carried away in his make believe lands, to the dismay of his big sister. Whilst moving to a secluded, odd looking house, charlie stumbles upon something in a box left in the attic.. a cloak, and a wand.. this is where Charlies dreams come true, he has power, power to do anything he wishes.. literally. will his wishes cause him more harm than good as he isn't the rightful owner of these possessions. Will char lies journey become real or will it be purely his imagination.
Here is the concept for the finished product, The product is a illustrative story book for a child that suffers with learning difficulties, During the project I was liaising with a girl who suffers from many different types of learning difficulties, that has aided my knowledge an understanding of the design process of the way children with particular difficulties, process information and how visual aid can benefit a lot with interoperation of text. The design structure embraces the research i have conducted in order to formulate something that can aid children's learning and development. As you can see there is limited detail, and colour to be easy on the eye which coincides to the reason in which the illustrations are on cream not white because that also is a big factor that prohibits people with learning difficulties development.
Here are my working storyboard of the scene, featuring the style and colour schemes. This demonstrates, the illustrations, and dialogue of the page, the page numbers and the action of the shots. However, i am yet to determine how the images and text will be formatted on the page and how to take the best approach to see the images and text clearly and be able to recognise that they are linked.