Saturday, 13 November 2010

Research & AAAGGGHHH

Ok time for an update
I’ve been so bogged down with keeping up with all the writing of the blog. Its getting really tricky to balance my blogs, doing the practical work and spending all my spare time recuperating from it. This alone takes me the best part of a day to do and keeps me from were I'm really needed. sigh.
But all well it needs to be done so I have yet to show any research for this project. I'll just upload a few pictures I found useful and talk in more detail about how they come in use when I show the latest concept work.

since the description said how Wee Eck McGlone is Scottish it mean he must wear a kilt.
Wikipedia says that:

'The kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general, or with Celtic (and more specifically Gaelic) heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern.'
One on the left seemed like a good sorce for patten but Ii don't really like the colour. The middle is more like it but it's a bit too far away and the one of the right doesn't have the pattern at all but does have the... bag part.. er. thing. o.o

images were taken from google.

Images were taken from Samurai jack from cartoon network.

Didn't know if this would be any help but it's one of the few cartoon Scotsman i know.

Janitors - Zookeeper
When I was looking at zookeepers I wasn't very happy with what I was finding. The uniform wasn't what I had in mind for Mcglone. I was thinking more alone the lines of a Janitor's uniform so I paid a bit more attention to them instead.

Image was taken form google.
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If you have been keeping up with my other blogs you would notice this coming.

Steampunk Doctor Octopus 'Doc Ock'
I found this to be very inspirational when first saw this a few years ago. The artist built a steampunk version of the Spider-man character Dr Octopus in 3d.
The backpack was very interesting to me for this and gave me an idea of how McGlone could collect the dung.

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Watch out!

Yes I own a pocket watch, I use it from time to time for ideas. The paterns on the back are nice but what I'm really interested in are the gears and cogs. Since mine has a see though back I can see what goes on as it is ticking.

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There are a few other images I have but I think that'll do for now. XD
While waiting for my next post have a listen to this:

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