Thursday, February 26, 2009

"TKP" Concept Art

Update: I received comments from a couple of people telling me that they were unable to full view these images - sure enough, the HTML was quirked beyond repair. You should be able to view them now, however. Thanks! ♥

My latest portfolio pieces, created for the first half of the semester for my "Advanced Environments and Characters" class. Below is concept art for my original personal project, "TKP." All images and characters are copyright 2009 of Mel Miller, and are part of a pitch for an in-depth animated or graphic novel series.

Environment: Trias

Character: Anathema

Character: Damien

Character: Bellicose

Monday, February 23, 2009

Caravan: First Completed Concept Piece

Long time no see! Over a month, in fact. I must apologize for the slow-going updating here the past couple of weeks. Between two jobs and 15 credit hours of classes each week, this semester has quiet feverishly eaten me alive. The closer I near to spring break, though, the more updates will be coming. I've got animation and concept work alike to share with you all, and although in all actuality my spring break will hardly be a "break" (I've got a large project for my current traditional animation class, backgrounds to render for my other half's senior thesis film, as well as concept art to do for a thesis of my own) I am very much looking forward to getting the opportunity to sit back and post it all.

That said, have some concept art! As a Junior, I'm currently in the midst of building the groundwork for what will be my senior film production throughout the following school year. So far, the story, characters and underlying motivation for my project have come with surprising grace, and I'm incredibly excited for the project as it stands, so early in its creation.

Thus far titled "Caravan," the film is projected to follow a young girl's efforts, be it physical or psychological, to escape the cycle of abuse that had permeated her family for generations. Above is my first fully rendered piece of concept art for "Caravan," sporting the story's main characters, Mia and Kelsey.

More to come! I hope you all are doing well.