Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mothers and Creatures

I've been playing around with designs for John's Mother. I want to make her likable since even though both of John's parents get killed off fairly quickly in the story and John won't remember much of her since he's a baby the audience needs to feel a bond to them.

Another pass at John's Mother Lara. I like that since that was the name of Superman's Mother. The plant woman is Hazel's Mother we will find out through flashbacks that before John arrived Myriel's wife was kidnapped. That will come into play later when John grows up and develops his abilities to foresee the future and to read plant creatures minds. His abilities will help Myriel and Hazel to find and free her again.
Sea Plant Creatures made out of kelp.

Watermelon and Tree Creatures. The bottom one is another one of the scavenger creatures briefly mentioned in another post. They are like cannibals, they kill other plants and absorb their abilities or characteristics.

Monday, October 12, 2009

WIse Old Tree and Myriel's Home

I still have a way to go in designing this character, but the leader of the area is a kind, wise old tree.

Since John is an alien to the inhabitants of this planet Myriel brings John in front of the Grand Council for regular meetings to ensure that he does not pose a danger to the plant aliens.

This is the first time that Hazel brings baby John home to her Father Myriel after finding him on the crashed ship.

Myriel's home/ observatory/ science lab

Different places and aliens of this world

At some point in the story Myriel, Hazel and John go on a journey to find Myriel's wife who had been kidnapped soon before baby John had arrived to the planet. Myriel doesn't know that it was a kidnapping at first, but certain things happen that cause him to find out about it.

As they travel around the planet they come upon all sorts of plant creatures that are indigenous to that area. These are cactus creatures and people from a desert area and some flower aliens from another area of the planet. Myriel's city is the main city on the planet a very diverse in its population.
Farm workers, Potato and Corn Aliens. The workers produce fruits and vegetables which gets shipped to different areas of this world for the aliens to buy and eat.
Farm buildings for storing food. Theres a small Mech there for farm work.
Kelp Aliens in an area under the sea.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Various creatures and a Building

Part of the story is going to revolve around a group of plant characters who are scavengers. They prey on other plants and use their body parts as armor and weapons.
Most of the architecture is made out of metal, plastic and glass but is organically shaped. Some of it is shaped like trees. They don't use a lot of paper or wood since some of their friens are trees.
Hazel riding a plant creature. Like in Narnian trees some plants speak and can think and some can't.
Weed Creature

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Various plant creatures

Myriel & Hazel studies

Hazel looking at Baby John in his cryo-chamber.
Myriel looking at some of the earth books in Johns crashed ship. This ship will be brought to Myriels lab for study and for something for John to have from earth.
Hazel using her own vines to swing.

Myriel testing chemicals

Friday, September 4, 2009


The reference for Myriel is Father Myriel from Les Miserables. Father Myriel was the Priest who Val Jean robbed from and helped Val Jean start his road to change. I choose this name reference since this character is the one to take John in and took care of him after his daughter Hazel found him. Im looking for less familiar names for my alien characters. I gave him the design on his scientist outfit as a reference to a Priests robe.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Creatures & Ships

Here I was playing around with Background Creatures and Ship ideas.

Story Ideas

I decided that I wanted the Scientist Fathers head to look a little different from Hazel's

Different ideas for the Human ship.

John chasing Scientist with Scissors
Hazel cutting John's hair

Hazel shooting Vines

Various roughs

Various roughs of the ship, John's sleeping chamber and other things.
Roughs of Hazel and John and the Scientist
Some roughs of the plane crash and Hazel exploring the ship and finding the baby
I made this drawing when I decided that Hazel would be a protector of John.

This is a sketch of Hazel's Father, he is also made out of vines, but also wears a lab coat.

Second set drawings: Hazel fleshed out more.

I was playing around with head shapes for Hazel and a sketch of Baby John's sleep chamber.
She can use her vines to shoot out to wrap people up and for other things like jumprope!

This is when I got the idea to made Hazel out of vine rather then out of flowers. kind of a tomboy. Some of her vines are unwraped to give her more character

First Sketches

I started out just drawing random creatures of what the different Plant Aliens might look like. The first page on this post is probably the first time that I really felt that I was on to something with the Hazel design. I started out thinking that the air on the planet was non exisitant and John would have to have some sort of breathing device, but then I realized duh everything on the plant is plants. Plants make oxygen. So I got rid of the a breathing device. Im still trying to decide wiether or not to give John some sort of cover to make his human appearance less noticable. I drew my own son Nathan for a reference. I really like the bottom image on the 4th page and the top right image on the last page. I'll probably use them for something else later on. At the very least a background character.