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    Ollie Nicholls

    Unit 1

    Shape Shifters Green Light Criteria


    My Hybrid: page 2

    Influence Map: page 3

    Thumbnails: pages 4&5

    Animal Observation: page 6

    Concept Drawings: pages 6&7

    Further Thumbnails: pages 8&9

    Photoshop Work: page 9

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    My Hybrid

    The Animal I was given to create a hybrid was the Death Eater Scorpion from

    the Middle East. I began by first researching facts and information on the

    Death Eater so I could get a clear idea of what I could incorporate into my


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    Many of my influences so far throughout the first unit I got in the second week

    as my first ideas were very basic ones which then extended into other areas

    after reviewing films and sharing ideas with other students.

    After watching the fly the whole idea of this kind of disfigured face, full of

    expression really appealed to me. I had previously befriended on the internet a

    tattoo artist called Dan Henk whom is also a fantastic tradition oil painter.

    Much of his work is dark, surreal and frightening. 5 and 7 are examples of Danswork.

    1. Deathstalker Image

    2. Babylonian depiction of Scorpion Men, seen as demons.

    3. Photoshopped Image of a ghoulish face. The mouth looks fantastic and the

    way it looks decayed is really effective.

    5 &7. Oil paintings by tattoo artist Dan Henk.

    6. An alien looking insect/ human hybrid.

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    My first set of thumbnails I focused on the areas of the scorpion i could relate

    to a human e.g. the beady eyes or the claw like pincers around the mouthcould be incorporated onto a human face.

    After getting feedback I was advised to work from the 'inside out' referring

    specifically to the skeletal and muscle structure of both the human and the

    scorpions body. By doing this I am not only able to give myself a broader

    understanding of movement and structure of forms but also it'll allow me to

    make comparisons and potentially give me some good ideas of how I should

    create my hybrid.

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    Following on from this I looked more into the shape and structure of the

    scorpion and made observational drawings and references to the human body

    Concept Drawings

    The Scorpions long gangly looking arms gave me the idea of having a skinny

    gaunt looking version of myself for my hybrid.

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    A concept idea I had was of my hybrid in pain during its transformation. After

    reviewing 'The Fly' I felt there should be a struggle between the human

    element and the creature.

    Further Thumbnails

    As Scorpions are arthropods they have exoskeletons, a hard shell protecting

    the outer part of its body. Looking through images I found a good reference of

    a Deatheater which showed its body in a fantastic position that gave me an

    idea on how to structure my hybrid.

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    My first attempt using a graphics tablet I found difficult at first. I didnt want to

    try anything to elaborate right off the bat so I tried basic silhouettes.