To gain this design I took the old sketches I created when trying to understand the Generals appearance and character, then kept on refining them using different source images available online. Using the trusty eye of my team mates I was encouraged to pay close attention to the detail used on the character to ensure he delivers his intentional presence correctly. This will also help with the turn arounds, which makes life far more easier when modelling. The General is also bears some comparison to the newly refined solder design.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Sketches: The General - Designs and Final Sketch
Here is the final design for the General in "The Day of the Invisible Cannibals from Beyond the Stars". It is a mixture of difficulties that I came to confront when designing him, which although took longer than neccesary has hopefully provided the film with memorable characters. This General is a mixture of classic general designs, gaining influence from historical resources entwined with the imaginitive spark of the science fiction films past and present. To keep modelling simple, and due to the simplistic nature of appearances in the 1950's I tried not to over do the Generals design. Here he is!