I was wondering if you could help me. Let me explain.
So, we've gotten this assignment in art class called: The Myth in a Modern Execution.
It basically means that we have to pick one of 11 myths that we were given and then we have to make a modern interpretation of it.
The myths we can choose from are:
- Europa and the bull
- Theseus (killing the Minotaur)
- Medea (the sorceress)
- Narcissus and Echo
- Leda and the swan
- Herakles('s 12 labours)
- Venus (and her birth)
- Pandora (and the box of Pandora)
- Proserpina and Persefone
While I was thinking of a way to make it fun for me (I don't like it -> no motivation -> slow working process -> spending extra time on a pretty much heartless project), it suddenly hit me: I've been so addicted to Fire Emblem: Awakening lately, I'm going to make the story of Pandora's box in RPG-game style! An RPG-game style like Fire Emblem: Awakening that is.
It basically means that I am going to make a small comic telling her story. Next to some normal pictures telling the story of how she was created, there is also going to be an RPG-style dialogue, like this:www.technologytell.com/gaming/…
, so that everyone can see that it is in RPG-game style.
Pandora's story is basically this:
Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus, two titans, were assigned by Zeus to create mankind out of earth. They did so, but mankind was not happy. Because of this, Prometheus stole a torch from the Olympus and gave mankind fire. Enraged by this treachery, Zeus wanted to punish mankind, but knew that he couldn't do this directly, for this would insult Prometheus and Epimetheus. He ordered Hephaistos (god of blacksmiths) to create a woman out of water and earth.
When the woman was finished, all the gods gifted her with talents and characteristics. She was given intelligence, beautiful colourful clothes, manners, etc. And last but not least, Hermes (god of trade) gave her a quality that no other human possessed: curiosity. She was named Pandora, which can roughly be translated as 'All-Gifted', due to the presents she had gotten from the gods.
Zeus offered her to Prometheus as his bride, but Prometheus knew that accepting a gift from the gods wouldn't be without consequences, and declined the offer. He then warned his younger brother Epimetheus, but when Zeus offered him Pandora, he was so mesmerized by her beauty, he completely forgot his brother's warnings and accepted.
They were wedded and Zeus gave them a box (actually a jar, but later it was accidentally mistranslated into box) as a wedding present. He told Pandora that whatever she would do, she should never open the box. However, due to Pandora's curiosity of course, she decided to take a small peak. When she opened the box, all disasters that torture the world until this very day escaped and ventured into the world, to, just like I said earlier, torture mankind until this very day. The only thing that was left in the box was Elpis, the spirit of Hope.
Upset by the consequences of her at first innocent looking action, Pandora feared that she was going to be punished by Zeus, but he didn't, because he of course knew that this would happen.
My current production plan is as follows:
1. Write the story. This way I can determine how many panels I need
2. Make a storyboard. This way I can think of how I will draw characters, in what poses, what their actions are, etc
3. Meanwhile I design the characters, backgrounds, a 'game over' screen and the dialogue boxes and the font
The characters I need to design are:
- perhaps some other gods
The thing I want your help with is the designing. Of course I have to do this by myself, but I would appreciate it a lot if you guys would drop some suggestions for the designs of characters, backgrounds, etc. Especially suggestions for the character design would be appreciated.
Please remember that it will be RPG-style, so think of things that are typical for desgin in RPG games.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment and thanks in advance to anyone who leaves a suggestion!