Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Here Im looking at the catapult and how it could look. The group and I am liking no 13 due to it looking like an old man could use this. I will be looking into this one a little more.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Catapult Influences

Just looking at the designs of catapults to make sure I can work out how they work and what parts/ design I will need in the design of our group catapult.

Saturday, 27 October 2012





These were to work out how to get the plant into light in the story. These have been made redundant due to a shift in ideas but they may still be of use in the deign for the single invention we are after.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Influence & Reference

As a group, we chose the location of italy to be the setting for our animation however we are going on 10% fantasy, therefore we are taking aspects of the buildings and general location and improvising to fit our story

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

How We Could Get The Plant In The Air

Simple thumbnails of using every day things to get this plant in the air to spread its seeds. After doing these I would select a few that I think could working and had another look at them.

The ones I thought could work.




I then picked three and worked out how it could end up with the plant in the air. These are very simple ideas to get it up in the air using everyday things. I think they could be made to be a little more quirky but I think they should still work with a little tweaking. 

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Just having a look at some more buildings, this time from Mexico. They have quite a range (like Brazil) of really stylised houses then really over packed places.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

House Designs





Just looking at the main house and it could look.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ideas For The Houses

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Going on the idea of cartoony houses and impute from the studio I came up with these. Starting off really basic to see what sort of shapes we where after I slowly added to them from the ideas coming my way from the rest of the studio.

Brazil - Influence Map

Just taking a look at Brazil in regards to houses and land marks. I love the contrast of the really nice houses to the run down houses that could also be said as sheds.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Donald Duck - Inventions

This is again looking at inventions and how they could be made, used and stored. Not as good or as fun as the caravan but I like how they are set.

Micky Mouse Caravan

Heres the caravan that can do everything! One simple push of a button and the hole thing changes identity ! This video could become quite help in regards to the inventions and how they could pop out f places!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Ideas on houses, layouts and inventions


Here Im looking  at shapes for houses to make them intresting and to get ideas for layers of different styles.


Here Im looking at how the house could be built on. I found that it was quite hard to make it look like it was on top of each other and not just simply behind it. I think this was due to the prespective but it has made me aware that its going to need a lot of care to make this work.




These 3 were looking at lay outs, buildings, inventions and ways to keep the plant in sun light. I am finding the inventions quite intresting as it should be quite querky in contrat to the futuristic world it is set.