Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Final Project: 3rd Post

Greetings! This is the third blog post for my Design for Media Final Project. 
The image above is actually a combined group photo of the front views of the finished characters Jinho,  Naylei and Yue. After realizing that Jinho and Naylei are dating I figured I should make a relationship chart of the characters to figure out how does this person know that person and what do they mean to that person.

There is also a height difference in my characters. I wanted to place them together to show their height in relation to each other.
Jinho - 5'10
Naylei - 5'7 (without heels - however she usually has heels on)
Yue -5'4
Blaze - 6'1 (he has not been drawn yet)

This is the group photos before Yue was added to the group. 

Naylei's character chart was finished last week and I have combined the 4 positions of front, side, back and side for her character sheet. Naylei is based upon myself in physical and interests but her personality is different to accent her role as the leader. 

As a reminder here is her character sheet once more

Over the Thanksgiving holiday break, my main focus was to get a sectional plot done. This plot takes place in the middle of the story. The main purpose of these characters is to be in this setting in Sky City where my imagination looms. I plan to one day have all of the characters that are completed by this project in a novel that I hope to write for young adults. I would like to one day publish that novel in English speaking countries and South Korea, in the Korean language. 

As of now, I am behind on my chart. I made chart with new goal dates to encourage me to catch up to where I need to be to finish the project on time. 

My old Deadlines:
11/13 - Begin writing character profiles/do basic rough sketch
11/20 - Get 2 characters completely fleshed out and starting with color
11/27 - have all the main hero characters done
12/4 - complete villains/clean up work/look over details
12/14 - finished! present it all. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Final Project: Simple W's of Creation

(Above: Busan, Korea - Wikipedia)


My fictional story begins in a city that I have named 하늘시티/haneulsiti (which translates to Sky or Heavenly City). This is a fictional city I created that combines the best of Korea's two most populated cities, Busan and Seoul, and combines them into what I imagine to be 하늘시티.  

Busan is widely known for is vast landscapes, beaches that stretch across the city scape, seafood and is also becoming Korea's convention center capital. It is also home to the world's largest department store (NYC's Macys store is second largest).  I have taken the capital city aspect of Seoul into Sky City. Seoul is seen as the center of media, tourism and has a vast amount of different areas with their own styles (such as the rich area of Gangnam and Hongdae, popular among the indie crowd). 
These are the things from Busan and Seoul that I have adapted into Sky City.

(Above: Cheonggyecheon, Seoul - Wikipedia) 


The setting is in the near future. Possibly between 2015 and 2020. If this story were to be published in a book or set as a story line for a drama in Korea then it would be placed during the year of publishing. 


The creation for Sky City and my characters are based upon a love story in my mind. The plot is based around a fangirl's fantasy dream of being with her favorite pop star, however its the pop star that chooses her after seeing her beauty. Their meeting has a special meaning, as it was planned by a historic event that repeats every few centuries. The boy and girl are really super humans with incredible powers beyond their belief. The main male, who has been an angel his entire life feels comfortable reveling his hidden angel wings to his crush - which starts the cycle of history to repeat. One of the members of the boyband becomes jealous and becomes an evil villain, in which the couple and friends that they meet along their path will have to defend the citizens from with their powers.


As if now I have completed 3 side views of my main male character Jinho. 

And two character profiles for the main females

I will have my chart posted with the next update.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Final Project Idea: Character Designs


My last project for Design 4 Media this semester is a Student Choice Project. 

I have decided to resume an idea that has been years in the making. Completing characters that are in my Fantasy of Love series means a great deal to me, as they have been a part of my life for several years. However, I have not been able to flesh out completely. 

My final presentation will include character designs of the four main heroines/heros and two villains 
Plans may change for the amount of characters I do, however that is the original amount that I have.

My love for the Korean Pop Music culture or K-Pop is involved in my style of art, the characters and their personalities. The above are my sketches intended for the comic design of the first and main story. I decided to have my main male character and a few other characters to be based upon the idea of the Korean 'Flower Boy' or 'hwarang' is a boy who is very feminine in his looks. It is quite attractive to several women in and outside of Korea. Nu'est's Ren is my main muse. 

Example of what I wish to achieve:

My Deadlines:
11/13 - Begin writing character profiles/do basic rough sketch
11/20 - Get 2 characters compeltely fleshed out and starting with color
11/27 - have all the main hero characters done
12/4 - complete villains/clean up work/look over details
12/14 - finished! present it all.