Thursday, March 15, 2007
Textures and Character Palettes
I have collected nearly everything to dress and finish Halfland's four main characters.
Each of the main characters in Halfland have their own color palette. Kyra, the black mermaid, symbolizing beauty, has delicate sea foam greens and pale translucent aquas with castaway-ragged lavender fabric for her colors. She shimmers with opalescent scales. Rana, goat woman weaver and her cottage interior are kept in a narrow color story of wine, maroon, ocher, and tan. The feeling will hopefully be overwhelmingly earthy, cozy, and warm. Tarn, the wounded crow woman, symbolizes fear and sadness, she is darkly black with ornately ornamented sheer black veiling and deep woven blues, wearing her beak mask. Yanu, moth man hunter, represents joy and laughter, his colors are pale tone upon tone, all light leathers and flaxen wool, with just a shock of goldenrod. He even leaves a trace of moon-colored powder if he's touched, as a moth would. He is, especially in this first Halfland film, only seen in the periphery, like a figment of the imagination.
A.) This lovely snake lady helps me see how my serpent musician might blend, except Urhu has just one human shoulder and arm. B.) Google "Paper Cinema" and you get more fun movie machines to make like this! C.) The cottage roof will be somewhere betwix these two solutions, she said. D.) I realize that on the low end of the cottage, where the roof line is closest to the ground, I will add sod to the roof in that area, like this Tibetan rock house shows. E.) Rana's sleigh bed in the alcove will have this cozy feel to it, but with loads of soft cattail down blankets and catterpillows. F.) Mmmm, really a perfect forest for the landscape around Rana's cottage. I also want rolling pastoral hills though so the set might have to look like this in one direction and more open space when looking to the other.
Lots of good things happened in Halfland today. More reporting tomorrow.
Art is Life Quote:
"There's nothing more exhausting than doing nothing." --Anon