The idea I had for the proposal for the final project is to make a Chibi cooking show. I am inspired by the many anime shows I’ve watched in the past, in everyone of these shows I have always noticed their food. The details were always draw in such fine detail. At times it made me question wether or not it was truly illustrated by hand or if it was actual photographs that had been taken in real life. For example, here are some examples of the food that have appealed to me that are taken from inside anime:
My first step in starting this project would be to create a Chibi, for time conserving purposes I always loved going to Deviant Art to look for their bases. A base (in terms of chibi making) is a layer to which you can draw on top of and create your very own personalized Chibi. My Chibi would be the main character for my show. Inside the project, will be of our chibi showing us how to make Ramen noodle. In order for her to show us this, we will have to go through the steps.
The very first step I would try to show is to have the ramen packet on the table, then I will have another picture of the ramen noodle (this picture would be of the actual ramen noodle itself). The most important element to cooking ramen noodles are their seasonal soup packet and this picture will be placed beside the ramen noodle. I will also include a bowl and some chopsticks. These will all be my assets. For a more realistic look, I will google the real life picture for all of them.
After I gather all my assets I will cut them out of their background in photoshop. I will turn them into separate layers.
There will be a table that is placed in the foreground. The Chibi will be able to move within the two layers of foreground and background (meaning on top of the background but behind the back ground.)
My final goal for my chibi to do is to walk towards the back of the kitchen and turn on the stove. I want her to touch the knob, and have fire blaze from the gas holes. It will look like she had just turned on the stove. In order to have this effect I am planning on having a zoomed in picture of a gas stove. Then I will draw three different versions of fire in photoshop: a slight flame, to a medium flame, and a higher flame. To have that ‘blaze’ effect I will alternate layers as slight flame, medium flame, higher flame, back to slight flame again. And then slight flame continuously…. I can even add in the sound affect of the gas stove ticking to lit!