Thursday, January 7, 2010
Assignment 1 - Blockville and Demo Videos
Block out! Create a city made only of blocks and other primitives.
1. Find some source material and post it to your blog! Hey, like this. Here's some Harry Potter crud, and a few concepts by "Hipper" I found at conceptart.org.
2. Focus on scale contrast and composition to help create a sense of size and distance. To help you along, consider some Frenchy-style "repoussoir." Dig this brilliant shot from Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).
Piranesi whose Carceri (Prisons) done in 1745-50 have been a big influence on just about everybody designing big, fantastical bidnit.
Post your daily progress as you go and we'll have a final critique on Tuesday, January 19.
1. Here is a 10 minute video to get you started with Blockville!