©Konstantinos Anastasiou 2019

 

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.

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