After being properly set the task today I decided to move away from the design of Queen Elizabeth and look into other characters.
In a review it was mentioned I could look into historical context and I decided to add elements of the Spanish Armada.
Below is a sketch page where I focused designs for the Ladies in Waiting and the Duke of Medina-
I referenced the below images when creating the work-
I wanted to add humour to it so I drew the Duke in board shorts and the Ladies as secret service style body guards.
I then created a really rough comparison/ reference chart
In class discussions it was also mentioned that the recreation of the sport didn’t have to be a complete adaptation of the way it’s seen on TV so I thought I could make the character lift something other than a dumbbell.
I found this image of a character lifting another-
And my first thought was to have Elizabeth lift one of her ladies in waiting-
But then I thought I could visualize the Spanish defeat and have her lift the Duke-
These are all still random ideas as I need to script and storyboard the piece, but while I don’t have a structure to stick to I’m able to come up with a wide range of ideas.