Pomryhan City: Environment Development

Pomryhan city is the home to my characters which is set in the fictional kingdom.  I would like the city to feel like an ancient Kingdom, which has been run-down and neglected through disuse.  I have used ruins in Italy as a reference for how I want my kingdom to look.  Pomrhyan has come to ruin because of a lack of resources and labour, which led to the collapse of its society and culture.  The kingdom will be made of tall ruins and torn down buildings; the colours I will use to portray this will be tones of sandy oranges and yellows.

   

Finished environment for the animation and concept.

Characters placed in the environment, I think they fit well and feel happy to progress with the next environment and also start to do a storyboard and  line test for my animation.

I have looked at Morocco for inspiration for my environment.  It has the same style I want to incorporate Pomryhan city, there are a lot of sandy old buildings and open deserts.  Also the colours are very similar to want in want in my environment.

                            

Lola Final Concept

During the redesigning for the end character look I decided to change the hair style of Lola’s character as I wanted her hair messier and un-kept.  I decided to go with a shorter style in the end and also added freckles to her face to add youth.

Final concept for Lola’s character.  I am very happy with the way she has turned out and think the final colour palette went well with the environment I am working on.  the environment will be a contrast in colour compared to Lola and Saber’s colour palette.  I put together a character sheet as well to show Saber and Lola together. I am also very pleased with this end result.

The next challenged I face will be to keep the environment in the same style as the two character. I am also working on storyboards and a line test at the moment.

Saber Final Concept

So here’s a final character pose sheet of Saber and the final concept art of his appearance.  The environment are not final yet, but it gives me a rough idea.

 

Saber Character Designing Process

So like before using the research, I have designed Saber’s character and tried to keep him to a similar style as Lola.  

So from my design sheet, I have tired to keep Saber looking young.  I feel like I have achieved this and I’m very happy with the final look of Saber.  I found when drawing out the character that the eye shape affects the gender of the panther.  If I made the corner of the eyes longer and pointier, Saber would look more female, so I have to make sure not to do this when drawing him later on.

I also did some expressions to see if I could keep the same style of drawing with the different expressions.  I think I managed this well, the only one I feel I need to work on is the ‘roar’ expression.