This animatic is based on an old idea I had for a project about conservation and recycling etc. The piece is based in part on the legend of Atlas, one of the Greek Titans, tasked with forever holding up the sky (the world in most depictions) . I quite liked the idea of having the Earth more as a beloved charge rather than a painful burden and from there it grew into the idea of a parent and child.
The basic premise is for Atlas to be holding the Earth, nurturing it, watching it grow, but then for it to gradually become ill and die with the spread of a disease (man) while Atlas,as a parent, is helpless to act.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is just one of a bunch of gesture pieces done in our life drawing sessions in ADA1. I really liked working with this model because I sometimes have problems drawing female characters and her poses were just so gestural,she was great.