Brief: This is a personal project. The students design the brief themselves and work the project to completion. The project will be a 3d based outcome and may be any of the following: Virtual reality, Augmented Reality, Games based rendering, Motion Design, 3d Animate short etc. It may be a finished complete project or a part of a proposed development for completion at a later stage.
The idea for this project started last semester in soft body conceptual art project. I knew I wanted to incorporate character design in my final project and I already had the starting stages of that, I had 3 characters designed already, and a small back story so all I had to do was to expand that story and add more characters. With a background of graphic design I knew I wanted to bring that into this project, and that’s where the book idea came from, since I had designed 3 books prior to this. Augmented reality is still in it’s early stages with the likes of Pokémon Go, and I had some experience with it in a previous project. But something that I haven’t seen much of is AR working with print design, there are some examples out there but not too many. The idea for the collectable cards were added after ,in the early concept stages after researching characters and I came across old Pokémon cards. I remember in my childhood having the cards but also the guidebook telling me all about each Pokémon and I wanted that for my characters. Pokémon influenced this project quite a bit, in both character design but also had it’s marketed as a whole