ADAPTATION• MAKING IT RELEVANT• ADHERING TO THE MAIN THEMES• CAPTURING THAT “HEART AND SOUL” OF THE ORIGINAL STORY• EXAMPLE: ALICE MADNESS RETURNS
THE PLAN1. Visually develop a Russian folk tale2. Explore main themes of Slavic folklore, character archetypes, imagery and symbolism. Look at dominating art movements in Russian fantasy illustration; and aesthetics in attempt to create more culturally aware, aesthetically pleasing art. Write a kickass dissertation.3. ???4. BA(Hons) Degree!
CONCLUSION• Slavic imagery gives these stories authenticity• This is important to ground the work• Illustration is a HUGE area• Traditions in illustration differ from country to country• Believable setting is important to provide a solid foundation for characters, props, vehicles, creatures etc.• All elements must be aesthetically connected• To understand this idea of “place” we must understand the underlying cultural differences in artistic tradition.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE• Investigate further into different modern styles of pre production art (comic book, design drawing etc.)• Research art history of different countries (e.g. Russian Constructivism)• Submit project proposal• Polish up my skills – tutorials, Gnomon DVDs, ImagineFX etc.• Try to arrange an interview with a real concept artist• Pick a story to adapt• Pick a setting to adapt it to• Start on production