The Bubbles of the Deep

Long story short

Hired to illustrate a story about two small bubble-fishes children, Odysseus and Diamantis.

This story is about accepting being different,  and was written by a team of child psychologists 

Character Design Brief

Everything starts with a great character concept.  Steam boat Willie would never be as succeesfull without Mickey. 

 

A successful character, protagonist or the villain defines the story, and elevates  even a non interesting one.

character concept creation

In  this story there were had two major protagonists, and no villain, but we also wanted each non central character, the other fishes for example, to express a different personality  

"Both characters to have distinctively thorns, one of them should have black thorns but both balance between ugly and cute."

"The characters both bubble fishes they should exhibit a different personalities"

"Odysseus being more clever, “let’s say a leader”, while Diamantis should be more timid, “like a follower of some kind"

Notes of the character brief

Background Design 

I researched on movies like finding Dory, Nemo, little Mermaid but also Aquaman and stuff from nostalgia cartoons  

Inspired by the works of Disney, I tried to make the underwater scenery as much alive as possible, with beautiful, rich and colourful backgrounds. 

 

I accomplished  that by using a  spritelike philosophy creating assets with the same mood able to mix and match together to create vibrant backgrounds.

 

I initially designed with pencil some backgrounds and gradually I built on those concepts

Adopt a Sprite Philosophy

I accomplished creating many rich and different background fast by using a  spritelike philosophy creating assets with the same mood able to mix and match together to create vibrant backgrounds.

 

I initially designed with pencil some backgrounds and gradually I built on those concepts

Accomplished to create

 more than illustration,

a visual experience 

 

The Bubbles are available in Psygrams.com for purchuse   

©Konstantinos Anastasiou 2019