fairytales

I Need a Hero!

Wait...did he just? Nah, can't be.

Wait...did he just? Nah, can't be.

What a noble specimen of heroics. What a dashing, noble knight.  No wonder they have chosen to immortalise him with such dynamic realism.  Wait a minute, did he just move?  No...maybe not.

As I was saying, he seems just the sort of unflinching, bold hero we need for our tale.  What a fitting tribute to him this very realistic painting is...  no wait, he moved again.  Did nobody see it this time?  I'm not sure whether my mind is playing tricks on me.

Anyway, to get back to what I was saying... no there it is again.  Hang on, this is no painting.  No wonder it is so lifelike; Sir Strompliff is that you?  I'm not sure the hero we need is the sort that has to be his own portrait in his spare time.

Although heroes are pretty rare these days, so you might just have to do.

To the Bat Cave, Let's Go!

The stage is set for our herione...

'Away inside a distant cliff face, our brave heroine bravely battles away again a colony of fearsome foes...'

What?  What do you mean she's not there?  Your kidding, right?  Don't tell me the fearsome foes are late as well.  What kind of show is this?  They were supposed to be here days ago.  Don't tell me they're stuck in traffic; I won't believe you.  There is no traffic around here.

I suppose all we can do is admire the view until they arrive.

As you can see the cave here is made up of many layers to create a picture book/pop up book feel or perhaps like a stage play set.  Like a stage play, the set is all important in setting the scene.  We need to consider where our actors will be placed, how they will be lit and how their surroundings will compliment this.

Cramming our set with too much detail may detract from the main action on the characters.  Colours need to be carefully considered so that they work alongside the colour of the characters and the lighting.  We are using a lot of fairly saturated colour lighting and this can alter the perceived colour of the set.
 

'So I killed a bit of time there to give them time to show up.  Still not here?  Oh my, maybe tomorrow then.'

 

Character Building Stuff

Would you like some legs with your shoes?

So what happens when you create a whole load of mouths, eyes, ear, noses, heads, hats, glasses etc. and put them together to make lots of characters?  Well the results look a little chaotic but that may not be a bad thing.  Our world is pretty chaotic and so it makes sense that the characters that inhabit it would be too.

Let's see what little characters turn up and then decide if they are welcome to stay.

One of the early arrivals