Title

The Vocitarium

Lead Author Major

Studio Arts

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Email

jlittle@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Art and Graphic Design

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Michael Leonard

Additional Faculty Mentor Email

mleonard@pacific.edu

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Art and Graphic Design Department

Abstract/Artist Statement

The Vocitarium project aims to bring to life alien creatures from far-flung planets, through digital illustration. As an exploration into speculative lifeforms and creature design, the Vocitarium is fueled by both scientific research and unbridled creativity.

The main inspirations for the creature designs in the Vocitarium can be observed all around us. Animals have fascinating lives and appearances that serve as a creative fuel for this project. Creatures illustrated in the Vocitarium can range from relatively familiar, borrowing several traits from our own fauna on earth, to completely alien, having characteristics unlike that we have seen yet. For example, the “Skurak (Echovenator nyx)” takes on physical characteristics not unlike that of bats and hyenas, whereas on the flip-side, the “Gladiopod (Terrateuthis gladius)", has traits that superficially seem mollusk-like in appearance, but are arranged in a way as to appear more alien. Creatures from prehistory are also utilized as inspirations, such as the design of the “Corpsefang (Necrosmilus lanius)” which is heavily inspired by Permian era synapsids and the ice age sabertooth tiger.

My creature illustrations are accompanied by detailed analysis and description of the creature’s size, habitat, and ecological niche. The descriptions and scenes of the creatures interacting in their environments serve to create a clear picture of the alien animals living on alien worlds, with some pieces depicting scenes from the creature’s day to day lives.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

18-4-2018 6:00 PM

End Date

11-5-2018 5:00 PM

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The Vocitarium

Reynolds Gallery

The Vocitarium project aims to bring to life alien creatures from far-flung planets, through digital illustration. As an exploration into speculative lifeforms and creature design, the Vocitarium is fueled by both scientific research and unbridled creativity.

The main inspirations for the creature designs in the Vocitarium can be observed all around us. Animals have fascinating lives and appearances that serve as a creative fuel for this project. Creatures illustrated in the Vocitarium can range from relatively familiar, borrowing several traits from our own fauna on earth, to completely alien, having characteristics unlike that we have seen yet. For example, the “Skurak (Echovenator nyx)” takes on physical characteristics not unlike that of bats and hyenas, whereas on the flip-side, the “Gladiopod (Terrateuthis gladius)", has traits that superficially seem mollusk-like in appearance, but are arranged in a way as to appear more alien. Creatures from prehistory are also utilized as inspirations, such as the design of the “Corpsefang (Necrosmilus lanius)” which is heavily inspired by Permian era synapsids and the ice age sabertooth tiger.

My creature illustrations are accompanied by detailed analysis and description of the creature’s size, habitat, and ecological niche. The descriptions and scenes of the creatures interacting in their environments serve to create a clear picture of the alien animals living on alien worlds, with some pieces depicting scenes from the creature’s day to day lives.