Notes: It's been a month since I started this project, so I figured you guys should get a glimps.
To start things off, joining this contest was a very spontaneous idea. One cup of coffee led to another and before I knew it, I was competing. Now, I am a Unity newb at its finest. I had only ever looked at the opening screen before, but waggle $20k in front of me (a fresh college graduate in serious student loan debt) and I'll pretend to know what I'm doing. I figured I have to learn the program at some point anyway so why not now?
IntroductionThe Unity Newb
My name is Breana Wright. I'm 22-years-old. Last December, I graduated the Northwest College of Art and Design with a BFA in Visual Communication. I double majored in Entertainment Art and Illustration. My goal as a professional is to become a 3D artist with a long term goal of creating concept art for video games. Aside from my workaholic nature, I love exploring my beautiful home of the Pacific Northwest, attending nerd conventions, and of course, playing video games.
Now, onto my project
When I began this piece, the basic plan was for a floating planet to be feeding off another to sustain itself. So I started exploring with very simple guideline.
The further I progressed on my thumbnails, the more I leaned toward this story of the floating planet being defined as a "Media Monster". I wanted to focus on the ugliness and hunger of the media world we live in and have my creature feed on fallen stars, televisions, and tombstones. The surrounding world it'd be feeding off of would be a landfill/cemetery-esk environment. I wanted to present the idea that the media had won in consuming everyone's live and was sucking the remains of Earth dry. Very post-apocalyptic, very edgy, with lots of edges. This is the first time I really wanted to make a statement on our current situation in the world with my generation being distracted with multimedia in an unhealthy way and how garbage is destroying the planet at the same time. This is a really heartwarming story, folks.
Based off a poll I did on Facebook, my friends chose #7 as their favorite silhouette and I quickly moved onto the roughs.
With the roughs, I wanted to decide the color scheme and overall details. I gave it to my friends on Facebook to decide again and while it was a pretty mixed bag, we went with #3. Here's a peak at my style board and the final concept inspired by it.
WIP: I'll post more later. I have to go to work :(