Monday, February 22, 2010

Shilo-Character Sketch

The Rock Clan
known as 'Atut' (meaning unmovable/unbreakable in Hindi)
are the oldest creatures in Khoya.They’ve been here for millions of years.
Inherently still in nature, it is this very stillness that makes them excellent keepers of   wisdom.
 “Written in Stone”, they record the history of the universe. They are keen observers though their greatest sense is that of sensing movement and the sounds of the earth. They do not record by sight or meaning of the sound. By sensing the vibrations of the earth (because of their inherent stillness). this history is recorded not in the form of words but wave patterns...that change as they sense and record more. This process is wrongly called ‘weathering’ when infact it is just a manifestation of their internal recordings of 'what has been'.
Curious-reserved-silent and Still. Slow moving.

The following scientific experiment is inspiration to how patterns are made in the heads of the 'Atut'
sensing vibrations.
(the experiment is rather trippy as well)


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  2. shilo
    i have been reading your posts
    you work well with narrative, visuals, graphics etc
    it's good you are trying to go all out
    but the simultaneity of attention you require from the viewer gets a bit chaotic
    for instance - in each frame or panel or page what's your priority? do you want me to concentrate on image, text or graphic?
    it's too cluttered for the eye and mind at present
    overdose overkill sort of feeling
    i feel that if you just go slightly minimalistic or a bit more into simplicity mode without losing some of the complex threads it helps.
    i'm referring back primarily to your previous post
    maybe i'm jumping hastily to conclusions but i am interested in seeing how you will strike the balance
    see. it's ok for a person who's used to 'reading' as a passion who will give lots of time to it but most people don't take that much effort
    not suggesting you compromise but try for a wee bit more of exactitude...

  3. Hellu :)
    Yes I absolutely agree..
    though these are still in their 'concept sketch' stage- so the text has just been copy pasted on with no real awareness of the viewers line of vision..
    However, when doing my thumbnailing it is turning out to be rather challenging anyway because there's a LOT going on. With text/content/background and imagery.
    phew! lets see how it goes
    *fingers crossed *