Today we met up to start building and designing our characters after having finalized our world’s concept.
Going with the theme of the seven colours we decided to look at the Seven Deadly Sins and relate a colour to each of them. This would give us a basis on which to build our characters on:
Red (Wrath): Anger, Passion, Fire, Power, Blood, Courage
Orange (Gluttony): Joy, Sunshine, Tropical, Enthusiasm, Determination, Attraction, Hot, Fall, Healthiness
Yellow (Greed): Sunshine, Joy, Happiness, Intellect and Energy, Warming, Unstable, Spontaneous
Green (Envy): Naive, Growth, Fresh, Fertility, Money, Stability, Safety, Jealousy
Blue (Sloth): Calm, Depth and Stability, Loyalty, Confidence, Heaven, Tranquility
Indigo (Lust): Intuition, Perception and the Higher Mind, Powerful, Dignified
Violet (Pride): Nobility, Luxury, Extravagance, Wisdom, Mystery, Peace, Dignity, Grandeur
With these qualities in mind we began to think about their appearances:
Wrath: Sharp, Top Heavy, Angry, Headstrong, Glow from head, Crystals are sharp and carries weapons, Bones
Lust: Hourglass, Sway, Runway, Seductive, Sleek edges, Vain, Silk, Glow from groin
Gluttony: Fat, Circle, Little legs, Bellies, Very little clothing, Most glow from stomach, Arched back
Sloth: Hunched over, crystals are sliding, Comma shape, Dragging, Glow from stomach
Envy: Crystals glow from neck, Tallest, Snake-like, Gangly Limbs, Sharp
Greed: Big Chest, Long Arms, Tall, Threatening, Soft, Small legs, Bull/Gorilla, Glow from Head
Pride: Straight back, Short, Wrath, Confident, Tall crytsal, Can glow from chest or head.
You may have noticed that I have only mentioned the civilians of the seven domes thus far, the underground characters are different. Having been shunned from society and cast away due to their mutations, their design was interesting to think about:
Underground: Charred bones, Translucent skin, Covered up, Glow from all over, Multicoloured glow, Bandages, Loss of limbs
We have also come up with basic shapes for each character. We have decided to take four of the eight characters and create concept art and a line up of these four characters. The characters we decided on were: Wrath, Gluttony, Lust and Underground. I also suggested several artists, shows and games for inspiration:
Matt Nava (Journey), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), Princess Mononoké, Fran Bow, Mad Max, Tim Burton and Gorillaz.
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