So as a continuation from my research, as I decided to come up with ideas for animal related point of view concepts, I bounced around several different ideas. The initial idea I had was toying with the habitat of animals, such as the ocean. My example sentences were:
Ocean to octopus is home
Ocean to cat is danger
Ocean to pelican is feeding ground
Ocean to sand is a gentle caress
Ocean to polar bear is a giant block of ice
Ocean to jellyfish is a void they can’t see
Ocean to dog is playground
Ocean to baby turtles is destination
Ocean to migratory birds is another 100km to go
After realising how hard it was to come up with 18 topic sentences for this topic, I changed my point of view and tried going with how animals see themselves and came up with a few sketches.
After consulting Ina with these sketches, she prompted me to think of the idea of making every image consistent, and sticking with the theme of having just one distinct part of the animal shown. For example:
Showing just the antlers of a stag
The tail of the dog
Or the beak of the toucan and the fins of a shark.
After finalising my idea, I started working on hand drawn samples (which admittedly looked horrible) before deciding to spend my recess week trying my luck at digital drawing again.
Using the outlines of the previous sketches I drew, I managed to make a sample of the stag’s antlers.
I quite liked the simple and minimalistic look of it, as well as the slight 3D effect the burn and dodge gave it so I tried it out a few times. (Some worked out and some didn’t ^^”, below is a documentation of some of the FAILED pieces)
FAILED PIECE 1
Something went wrong with the wrinkles of the trunk O_O
FAILED PIECE 2
The giraffe’s spots ended up looking too lumpy and some issues with lighting
FAILED PIECE 3
And because it would be terrible to end my process journal with examples of terrible artwork, here are some test pieces that Succeeded