After developing the various designs for the environment outside the boarding area, we chose one to work and explore on.
The idea of this boarding area is for the establishing shot after the shot of Changi Airport control tower. It pans to right to left to establish the scene before showing our main character, Mike entering the boarding gate. we have set our setting to be futuristic. The feel i am going for is a modern futuristic. The elements/props will look clean and user friendly, it will be convenient for people to have access to it.
There are a few levels to this particular boarding area. Our story will take place at the 3rd floor. I have incorporated designs elements like straight, clean cut, rounded edges, curves in my design. One of the very important element that stands out in Changi to me is the presence of mini tropical rainforest at many different areas of the airport. Even if our setting is in the future, greenery should be even more important than usual.what’s wrong with having tropical plants in a futuristic setting?
I made a colour test of how our airport will look like. I opted for cooler colours for the hard materials as they give off a professional feel. After blocking out the colours on the hard surfaces, i went on to colour the palm trees. Another thing to note, apart from the usual palm tree, in order to make the trees look slightly more futuristic and fitting with out characters, the leaves are design with simple shapes and edges in mind. However, after i blocked in the greens for the tree, immediately i feel that the colour palette didnt really match the entire scene. Another thing i discovered while painting is that I could show the boarding plane on the barricades. They will be lited up and passengers should be able to notice that. Other than the barricade, there is also a big panel showing the plane boarding details.
The wall on the boarding gate are usually blank, the words of flight are changeable,and it changes according to the different flights.
over here, as compared to the previous version, i opted for the look without the outlines to have a cleaner look. And also, since our style reference is Dexter Lab, which also features clean cut looks on their background.
In this newer version, i changed out the palm trees to sculptures that looks like trees
after a few explorations, the flowy metal sculpture looking tree looks kind of interesting and in conjunction of the social tree that has been set up in changi . I thought that it would be a nice idea to combine these 2 together.
Close ups of boarding gate
to indicate that the gate is boarding now, they are lit up.