Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Illustration Friday - Fleeting
For this week's IF theme, Fleeting, I thought I should illustrate some concept that involved actual air or navy fleets.
And then I figured "Heck, might as well draw both kinds of fleets. Fleets? Is that the plural?" Yes, this is an actual thought transcript, I think.
And then I decided to add "a fleeting thought" to the concept to double things up. How could I mix all of these things together? And, might I add, much more random flying/swimming things, such as a pirate ship and an Arwing from the Starfox series. Yes, I did just mention Starfox.
Lately I've been looking back at old characters I've created. I decided that my illustration would involve my old inventor, from my animation Invent that I hand-drew and put together my senior year of college. He would have just thought of what would be his crowning invention, the pinnacle of all his years tinkering away, when everything else inside of his head decides against it and wrecks his thought. Thus, deconstructing his grand idea into a fleeting memory.
I never gave him a name. I'll name him now. I think he should be called Dr. Mattias Emory.
What the name means to me: Well, I was really looking for a inventorly name, first off. Then I wanted to play upon the theme that was present in the animation and in this illustration: Even great minds, which can invent the most wondrous things, are susceptible to ailments (such as memory loss).
So I wanted to, of course, play with the word "memory." Which led to M. Emory.
I initially picked "Mattias" because i thought it fit his face and character, and upon looking up the origin/definition, it says it means "Gift of God," which is actually the most perfect fit. Dr. Emory is a creator, after all.
Haha, I'm really pleased with how that name exercise worked out, especially since it was my first stab and took less than a minute.
Hope you enjoy the illustration and the concept!