Monologue v internal monologue pt 6 : ant art examples

In this post is a collection of animations or artwork from other people, who have done depicting ants. The relevance of looking at this is, to see how other people conquered depicting ants; to draw inspiration from and think about how the final piece might look.

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Official International Trailer #1 (2016) HD

2 sides visually different colours for example black ants one side and the other side red.  They made the ants have a sclera and moveable pupils. In conclusion for the design of the character going to consider including a sclera and moveable pupil to show emotion.
Minuscule – White as snow / Blanc comme neige (Season 2)

They animated the ants communicating to each  other by having the black ants tap their antenna together  to the sound of Morse code,  while the red ants make some other noise with their jaws.  Loud exaggerated noise for each step the ants made.
They made the black ants have large round eyes. The red ants, small squinty slanted eyes making them see more aggressive.
In conclusion if I were to include two different species going to have different sounds to represent different language.  Going to think about Foley more In this project. Think about the size, position and shape of eyes.

The Power of Teamwork – Funny Animation.

In conclusion: going to consider hand gestures In the final animation.

“My Home is Green” Award Winning Animation Movie In English

This animation was really  cringe worthy, the voice and music got irritating. Very inaccurate, the “ father ant” should have been dead by then and have no role in parenting.
 In conclusion going to avoid that. Noticed per hand on the ant they have placed 3 fingers and one thumb,   flat feet and the ant only having 4 limbs. Going to consider 4 limbs in my final animation but avoid everything else.

 

The Ant Who Complains All Day | Dolan Animated Music

The ant walks on 2 legs. 6 limbs, not all limbs move at the same time. Stubble for the male ant. Eyelashes detail and curly antenna for female.  They showed emotion through eyelids, posture and eyebrows.
Bugs life

The ants have  4 limbs, eye lids, sclera and moveable pupils. A mouth but no trap jaws. 3 fingers and  a thumb per hand.
In conclusion: don’t need 6 limbs to make it resemble an ant for the final animation, can afford to   not include a pair of arms.

Ant Man – Bad Days – Season 3 Ep 7

Eye lashes on the female.  They depicted the “baby ant” a smaller version of an adult ant, so its inaccurate. 6 limbs for the ant. Eyelids. In conclusion for the character design going to add eyelids to show expression.

10-ant-moodboard-jpg

In conclusion: going to think about colour, not just stick to the natural colours of typical ants. Going to also think about re-positioning the back legs; not just sticking to the  natural mid-section, you normally see the back legs on a ant.

References

Allen, B. (n.d.). Concept drawing I created of a fire ant for a children’s book I’m working on. Having a lot of fun with this one.Illustration by Brian Allen http://www.flylanddesigns.com #art #ant #conceptart #sketch #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme – Flyland Designs, Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design by Brian Allen –. [online] Flylanddesigns.com. Available at: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/concept-drawing-i-created-of-a-fire-ant-for-a-childrens-book-im-working-on-having-a-lot-of-fun-with-this-one-illustration-by-brian-allen-www-flylanddesigns-com-art-ant-conceptart-sket/ [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

Artdoxa.com. (2011). ARTDOXA – Community for Contemporary Art – Pat Benkendorff. [online] Available at: https://www.artdoxa.com/patbenkendorff/large?page=1 [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

Bond, T. (2015). Awesome Art We’ve Found The Net: Ant-Man, Cujo, The Martain, Star Trek. [online] Joblo.com. Available at: http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/awesome-art-weve-found-the-net-ant-man-cujo-the-martain-star-trek-333-02 [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

En.people.cn. (2012). Stainless steel artwork exhibition held in SE China – People’s Daily Online. [online] Available at: http://en.people.cn/90782/7694281.html [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

Pixabay.com. (n.d.). Free Image on Pixabay – Ant, Artwork, Iron, Decoration. [online] Available at: https://pixabay.com/en/ant-artwork-iron-decoration-327641/ [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2012). The Grasshopper and The Ant Explain Federalism. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU4A2ZrllNo [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2013). The Power of Teamwork – Funny Animation.. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9j3-ghRjBs [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2014). Ant Man – Bad Days – Season 3 Ep 7. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZyu5Kjhv0U [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2014). “My Home is Green” Award Winning Animation Movie In English. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi51qTX6i6w [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). Minuscule – White as snow / Blanc comme neige (Season 2). [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyxQZhiqjA [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Official International Trailer #1 (2016) HD. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF6kI_nSza4 [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). The Ant Who Complains All Day | Dolan Animated Music. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYlVUptmQLw [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

Zazzle. (n.d.). Funny fire ant with guns cartoon art poster design. [online] Available at: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/funny_fire_ant_with_guns_cartoon_art_poster_design-228768964491994497 [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

Zazzle. (n.d.). Red Ant Print. [online] Available at: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/red_ant_print-228233304926034050 [Accessed 14 Oct. 2016].

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