Sunday, 1 July 2012

When Folklore meets the British

With our final story conjured up, without giving away too much this animation will be based around the fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel.

Many factors has affected the designs of the main characters of the story which are, Hansel, Gretel and the Witch. Our focus with the plot is dealing with putting a British grit modern twist on the story, therefore the character designs created by Domantas had to keep developing in order for the British feel to merge well with  folklore aspect of the traditional story.

When creating Gretel we had the idea of creating a streetwise London bound girl. Drawing from influences from Jamie Hewlett Tank Girl and British actress Jaime Hewlett

 British Actress Jamie Winestone

Jamie Hewlett's Tank Girl 

Here are Domantas's initial and development character designs for Gretel. She started off as a strong female character ready to tackle anyone who can threaten her. 

Gretel's designs were then followed by Hansel's who appeared to be a pathetic, weak and passive character in his initial designs.

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