The 21 pirates team is always looking for new ways to work closely with companies and schools to bring new opportunities to creative individuals' and communities to help get their talent recognised. by decorating fish scales based on the theme
of Film, Comics and Video-Game crossover Art.
Each fish scale is made out of MDF and decorated using different medias like paint, pens, charcoal etc then attached to the final ship once completed and displayed at the event.
I used the tv show Rick and Morty and the comic Adventure Time, which is also a tv show.
I developed my drawing skills a little more and my placement work I looked at the Adventure Time comic because Rick and Morty and Adventure Time have similar art works.
I developed my skills with colour while making this piece since I have learnt that I need to focus more on contrast so my future pieces are clearly visible from a distance.
I got to experiment with 3D design for this piece which I haven't done very often, I’m combining it with acrylic paint so it will be mixed media which I always find it fun to work with.
I got my inspiration from looking at old games such as Legend of Zelda, Kirby and Sonic the Hedgehog.
I really enjoyed the decision making of what I was going to combine TV shows.
To create my fish scale i decided to merge Family Guy and Harry Potter. I decided to merge these two themes as I believed together they would look cool.
Star Wars and The Simpsons. To create my comic character, I used Homer as the body with features of Yoda.
For inspiration I looked at images from the internet of different Star Wars action film shots, as I wanted to incorporate elements of using the out of space background within my design.
For my characters I chose 5 main characters for both movie and cartoon and mixed them with each other such as:
Doramemon with genie
Aladdin with Nobita
Jasmine with Shizuka
Sunao with Jafar
Takeshi with the suttan
I used the characters from Invader Zim as the characters from little nightmares: Zim (Six), Gir (Nome), and Gaz (The Lady)
What area of the project did you enjoy and why?
I enjoyed thinking about how the Invader Zim characters would look if they were to adapt to the storyline of Little nightmares. It was interesting to think about what scene to create for the characters that I had chosen, and the show of perspective of how small Six is in the game.
Which film, video game or comic characters or scene did you use to create your work: I used the movie ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and then the TV series Futurama. I merged Bender together with a look of a zombie. My original idea was to merge it with the mascot from Iron Maiden but I scrapped that idea and changed it to one I have done now.
What practical skills have you developed during the project: I haven’t really developed any I have just used my original skills that I always had.
This work has been created by Sandwell College students studying in their Second Year of the BTEC Art and Design Extended Diploma, Level 3. They really embraced researching and producing creative work in response to the21pirates creative brief. Being a part of an external project gave them the opportunity to gain real-world experience; meeting professional artists, working to a live brief and learning more about the Creative Industries, all great preparation for going on to either further studies at University in September or into the workplace. It's a brilliant platform to be able to showcase their creative ideas and we hope you enjoy looking at all their designs as much as they enjoyed creating them.