Posted May 3, 2007 at 1:00 am
I have to say, it’s really convenient that Chaos refuses to give its real name and that its ok with getting a new name with each meeting. It makes it a lot easier for me because, let’s face it, names aren’t my strong suit. Just look at what I call my comic.
The basic idea behind Chaos’s form in this comic is that it is in a constant state of flux, flowing from one form to the next with contradictions within itself, the only sign of a single mind the words being said. In short, Chaos’s form is meant to be fitting of the name, and look like something out of a nightmare.
I believe accurately animating Chaos would be one of the most difficult things one could animate. While the form is meant to look chaotic, there is also supposed to be a constant flow to it, a progression from one form to the next. There are formations within formations, singly formations that morph into multiple formations, not all parts are morphing at the same time or pace, etc. It’d be like animating a constantly evolving crowd made up of shapeshifting goop with individual components within it while attempting to keep it expressive with recognizable but brief facial features. It would be a logistical nightmare best simplified or done with the help of a computer.
Speaking of which, I should have cheated the form more myself just when drawing this non-animated version of it. I kept trying to keep track of the flow and what would morph into what. I think I wanted to keep it from appearing to morph too rapidly, but it was probably overkill.