So I’m behind a few pages in the production art sketchbook and I’ve been playing around in Blender plenty. Not quite the plan I had.
There’s no real news on the pre-production front – I feel somewhat out of my depth with set design (I’m more of a character guy) so it’s pretty slow going. I’ve started rewatching the following movies for inspiration while searching for elements of a look:
- 2001 A Space Odyssey
- Lilo & Stitch
- Blade Runner (final cut)
- Metropolis (2010 reconstruction)
- THX 1138 (2004 director’s cut)
- TRON (the original, not the fanfic sequel)
As prep for the production design stage, I’ve read through Freehand Drawing & Discovery (a great book about sketching) as well as Architecture: Form, Space and Order (also a great book about architectural principles).
Just have to keep working at it, really. Having the faith to spend enough time to allow hotter/cooler ideas to germinate and sprout from the lukewarm ones, not getting discouraged or intimidated or even despondent, that’s what it’s all about now. Everything is slow going the first time around.