Hello everyone! I want to thank all of my new watchers as well as those who commented/fav'd my stuff! It means a lot to me Now, the reason I am posting a new journal is to talk about my recent project I am pushing forward as an IP.
I posted a collage filled with a few awesome pieces of pre-concepts I did for my project Ancient Exiles about a month ago. This one at the bottom:
I am creating my own universe and it all started with this messy sketch I did early last year:
And not to forget, if it wasn't for my wife , I wouldn't have thought about this at all! She gave me a lot of support to get back into my art.
Although, it was only an idea, I knew I had something solid after creating a few pre-concept ideas. The story was still all over the place. I did not have anything great at the time, all I knew was that the main protagonist was a child experiment who then later develops a split personality with amnesia. I had the idea of questioning our existence. Why are we here, where do we come from, what do we do? in that respect.
It wasn't until that day when I created that collage that I will focus and push Ancient Exiles a lot further. I needed to polish up the story and so that was my priority for the last few weeks. It's coming along awesome. It'll tap into our beliefs of god and his existence. Themes such as philosophy, psychology, ideology, and theology will play a big role in the story. Not to mention, family/blood ties. Also, as a fan of romance, it'll also be a love story. It's going to be dark, gritty, and violent set in a world that has been scarred with violence. It will also be a bit dystopian for those living above the skies in a perfect setting.
It's going to be cool.
And I can't wait to show you guys the 50+ characters I have for the story and the different parts of the world!
I will have a pitch of the story soon and with it, I want to have a few concept art and a cartography map showing the world and it's continents, cities etc etc.
The plan is to have a decent amount of story, create a shit load of concepts, illustrations, and matte paintings... then create a book. It'll be like a bible of the world, showing characters, nations, religions, vehicles, machines, and places- to name a few.
This is going to be big.
On a side note, MattePainting group is looking for contributors! If you have skill in mattepainting and would like to help vote on submissions or write journals... send us a note!
Thank you for reading