So, I got talked out of music video retirement, and this gorgeous piece is the result. I had fantastic fun creating this underwater dance – this whole video has a look I’ve been trying to acheive for years.
“The Best Is Yet To Come” by The Impending Adorations. Directed and animated by redkidOne. Lyra model by Matthew Tan, textured by Kara Vandeleur.
Here she is, the eponymous heroine (anti-heroine?) Nuut. This design was a long time coming – re-designing something you came up with ten years ago is a real challenge of ejecting all the bad habits you used have but keeping all the good things that mean that this character is still with you. So it took a few months to overhaul until I was happy with her ‘update’.
As you can probably tell, Nuut has ‘upgraded’ legs – which combined with her own hard-earned street knowledge makes her an incredibly quick-moving and dangerous urbanite.
Two new concept images for the web-series, “Nuut”. Here we have Pearl and Leena, both tight buddies with Nuut. The idea with these images was explore these characters and get a sense of them ‘living their lives’.
Pearl has an upgrade that has installed a set of speakers and valve amps into her back. As you can imagine, she is now a walking sound system – but mostly the speakers create an audio expression of her moods, or can be used to project calming/harming sound waves.
Leena’s upgrade effectively replaced her entire digestive system with a kind of internal combustion engine – so as long as she has easily combustible food (or even better, alcohol!) she never gets tired. Which is perfect for her, as she loves to push herself through physical challenges and explore. The more precarious the path, the better.