Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Fantastic Voyage: Art Design influence map

Fantastic Voyage: Initial Character ideas

Just some very rough character designs, trying to play around with different shapes and designs.

Fantastic Voyage: Initial idea

For my initial idea for this project, having my target audience in mind of a young child audience. I thought of using the plasma cells within the body as a police department, HBPD (Human Body Plasma Department) These cells with fight off bacteria trying to enter the body. They will do this by having the antibodies as their ammunition which they will fire at the bacteria. They will need to find the right ' ammunition' to fit the shape of the bacteria (as antibodies work). Once they capture the bacteria they will send in the White blood cells to destroy the bacteria.

Fantastic Voyage: Research

How the Body Fights Bacteria 

Your body uses white blood cells to fight off the bacteria and viruses that invade your body and make you sick. In the gif below you can see a white blood cell called a neutrophil chase down a Staphylococcus aureus bacterium. The circular cells that the white blood cell is moving through are red blood cells.
Your body is constantly covered (inside and out) by bacteria. Some are good for you, some are harmless and some can make you sick. Staphylococcus aureus is frequently found on our skin and respiratory tract. It doesn't always cause disease, but can infect the skin or lungs. There are more bacteria in and on your body than there are people on the Earth. Think on that one for a few minutes.
The white blood cell is attracted to the bacteria because proteins called antibodies have marked the bacteria for destruction. These antibodies are specific for disease-causing bacteria and viruses. When the white blood cell catches the bacteria it goes about "eating" it in a process called phagocytosis.beige tbi

Fantastic Voyage: Influence Map

Fantastic Voyage: Chose Subject and Target Audience

For the Fantastic Voyage we have four different situations to choose from for the ideas in which we will develop on. The idea that I would like to go with and start to work with is:

How the body fights against infection.

For this as well we get to choose a target audience at who this is aimed at. For this project my target audience will be:

The younger group of children. 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Irritable Squash - Animation

I still need to add several in between frames but this is pretty much the idea of the course of action that my character, the irritable squash, is going to take.