Monday, June 9, 2014

Red 3 - Character Concept

I had the recent opportunity to join Iain McCaig's workshop at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3, the art convention in Kansas City.

In the workshop on visual storytelling, McCaig demonstrated his process with a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood.

In a post-apocalyptic sci-fi setting, Red is a brain-washed clone who's arm was harvested by the Originals. Perhaps for cruelty or entertainment, the Originals replace the clone body parts with all manner of prosthetic limbs.

In the above concept Red 3 has a cumbersome, but effective, weapon.

Below, is a completely different interpretation of the same character. Only this time, the gun arm is a crippling burden.
I think it's interesting to think about how changing one factor can effect all other aspects of a character.

Many thanks to my friend Mark Foster for great ideas on the second interpretation.

Here are some good notes of Iain McCaig's storytelling workshop:

Sunday, June 1, 2014