Concepts of Umio. Belongs to Mairi.
Here some concepts I’ve made for Umio, the main character of my short-movie. It’s a friend of mine, svndvn, who found the name for him (in japanese, the word 海 pronounced umi, means sea). I wanted him to be an adventurous and independent kid, having to adapt in a dangerous world where lands keep disappearing under water. But as I worked on the storyboard, a melancholic aspect of the character, reflecting on what he had lost, showed up. He’s more like a child who had to grow too fast for his own good. I wish I had more time to design his bandana-fish but I was alone on that project, so I had to make choices more quickly. <3