#CGI502 First Research Character Design

Mock up drawing ideas for humanoid creature.

My idea is a living plant \ pixie creature with its limbs actually being sticks and leaves. I like the idea of using a silver fern as the base for this creature since it is unique to New Zealand and and has been a known icon for generations. ” The undersides reflect moonlight, making them useful aids to navigating bush pathways at night.”* perhaps this character could be a spirit of the forest guiding the lost traveler at night.

A big inspiration for the characters appearance is the art style from the film Epic produced by Blue Sky Studios (references below) however I would like a more whimsical and possible ghostly appearance than the art style from the film.

* The significance of the silver fern. (2019, November 13). Retrieved from https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/significance-silver-fern

Friedman, J. S. (2014). The Art of Blue Sky Studios. Insight Editions.

Flower girl by elbardo on DeviantArt. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.deviantart.com/elbardo/art/Flower-girl-595960743

Martin Csontofalszki. (n.d.). New Zealand Silver Fern. Retrieved from https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/621496817315524687/

silver fern. (2017, November 13). Retrieved from https://digitalnz.org/records/38873390/silver-fern


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