The school I’m attending has recently granted me a self-study period which will span about three months.
In these three months I have been given complete freedom to do whatever project i want.
I have chosen to visually “illustrate” a modified version of the Japanese story of How The Jellyfish Lost Its Bones.
The story has its roots in the Japanese story, but I have extended it a filled some gaps here and there.
I will make an update a little later with the story.
I use the term illustrate a little loosely.
What I’ll do, is to create the characters, the creatures and the surroundings in which the story takes place.
This involves a lot of concepting for everything, figuring out what the locations will look like, designing creatures that fit into their given environments etc. There’s a lot of work to do, but I’m certain it will be a lot of fun.
I want to incorporate old styles of Japanese woodcarvings and paintings to certain degree.
Another task I have given myself is to document most of my work, so I’ll try to record a lot of stuff from the development stage and naturally share all of the work I do.
My goal is to produce some of “keyshots” from the story which will be where the most important actions happen. I think there will be around 4-6 of them
I hope some of you will follow along as it develops and provide me with feedback if you will