So, I met with the pretty great Nick Pflug a few weeks ago for some concept art. He also tumblrs (tumbles?). Although he’s an animator by trade, I asked for some stills, and being the boss he is, he made some. I also once played Netrunner at his house for like, 7 hours.
Before you can feast your eyes on the epic amazing that is our (*squeeeee*) art, I’d like to try and keep my inner fangirl on a leash and go into why I asked for art in the first place. Consider this stage 1 of actually trying to turn this script into something.
First, there is something rather apparent about content that goes viral on the Internet– it’s short. It needs to grab you in less than thirty seconds and keep you entertained for no more than five minutes. This is not a place for 100+ page scripts. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
So, one of several dreams we have for this project is that maybe we can eventually release a short trailer or an animatic or something– if we’re really lucky, we can have it showcase a song, which is why I’ve asked a composer and another animator to help out. (if you’re a regular reader, you’ve met them before) We’ll let the result out into the wilds of the Internet.
So, without further ado, I’m gonna slowly let my inner fangir– OMG you guys! We have art! And it’s just the best! LOOKIT. LOOK AT IT. THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
So, this here are our concept sketches of Luna. They’re pretty great. Obviously, Luna’s design is fluid, but there are some cool standouts here– I’m a pretty huge fan of her eyes, which sounds creepy when you say it about a concept sketch. The ballet inspired shoes are pretty neat too.
There are surprising details that I didn’t think about while writing– Luna has short hair. Not that her hair length changes any particular part of the script, but it is part of her that I never really considered.
ON TO MORE ART, BECAUSE YAY.
These are our Ivan sketches. It’s amazing to see his robotic arm finally realized in an actual sketch, considering that part of the finale has Ivan using his arm creatively. He kinda reminds me of Hans Solo, and I still can’t write him, but at least I know what he looks like when I read Shannon’s writing of him.
All in all, this was one of the greatest Skype calls ever.