THE SKY SEARCHERS
Long ago, the world was shrouded in a thick layer of toxic gases. People say the natural world is striking back at our exploration of the search and wildlife. As the poisonous gas layer rises gradually, survivors have to build their shelters on higher grounds. To gather more resources, the youngsters built up a team called The Sky Searchers, driving their aircraft through the sky, looking for available resources.
LOCATION 1 - Under these settings, I developed keywords for my hero character’s home base: Post-apocalyptic, functional, and aircraft.
I started sketching out my initial ideas for the home base: It should be built on a mountain and should have enough vertical space and landing areas for aircraft. During this process, I explored and finalized the look of the main buildings and added some secondary structures. I then modeled and textured the whole scene in Blender to get a rough 3D base for the later paint-over.
Sketches for the Aircraft
In this couple of shots down below, the camera is following the hero character’s path of approaching and landing on the base, so that the audience can have a clear look at the world following the hero’s pov. On the artistic side, I chose yellow, red, and teal as the main color palette, trying to give this sequence a positive and refreshing vibe.
LOCATION 2 - Fossil Factory. Keywords: Organic, Creepy, Guarded
LOCATION 3 - Open Pit Mine. Keywords: Hazy, Guarded, Forced Labour