Before drawing anything first I did a reseach of what kind of environement I would like it to have.
Ideally I would want it to be something like this
And here is my try of fox’s house
But then again, maybe it’s too big for a fox. Maybe I should try to get something like this:
As for the kitchen, here are more ideas:
So for me the place is more like has a feeling that it’s been abandoned after calamity and then the fox moved in.
But here is my sketch of kitchen layout:
It has to be very tiny and limited. Also the table has to face the window which is facing chicken’s yard, because when fox throws his tooth I imagine him throwing it behind him as it’s like an annoying object.
Now that I think further I also am thinking of taking references from a movie called Lilya 4 ever. It’s about sex traffic in mostly Russia or Eastern European countries. But besides that I remember it had some really depressing accomodation.
With Maya I have created a basic setup for kitchen from architectural layout I made before to ease my days for story boarding.
And chicken/fox house design
Story board. UNCOMPLETED
I like the creepiness of the fox, but I am not very pleased with the way a chicken turned out. Also, as a combination it doesn’t really work. The fox is too tall and chicken is too tiny. In addition, they just don’t give the feeling of Mooch and Maurice. So I decided to redraw both of them.
For chicken I had to use totally different shape of body. As well I got rid of the neck, since chickens don’t really have a visible mammal neck.
I liked the idea of diamond shape dominating in overall piece.
My second try was a success.
You can see how diamonds are the base of almost everything.
Recent sketch of fox using turn around
Some of them seems pretty correct. Some not. I personally believe that I did 1st, 4th, 10th and maybe 11th wrong.
Video link to this exercise:
And here is a storyboard of “Charlie Chaplin and The Lion Cage”
With first try I found out that I didn’t really like the shadows. So I tried again.
After redoing other objects I realised that I might have misunderstood the light projectile. I like the ways ball’s shadow turned out. Not so sure about other two object’s shadows.
I just finished painting shadows for Sophie’s lesson. Here are my results.
I found myself struggling with colouring the darkest side of object. Well it’s wall.
I’ve never done such exercises before and even if I find it challenging I am certain that it will be useful in the future.