Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Mappa Mundi Influence Map

To get on the road to creating my environments I first have had to look up Medieval ideas on what Judgment day would look like. Above is an influence map which contains images of a mixture of Medieval architecture, which is to be from around the very late 1200's (1290) as well as different version of Judgment day. The only small downfall to some of the images is they're a few centuries later than the time era I need to work with. However I feel that this shouldn't matter too much as all of the images will help me develop ideas for my environment. The image in the top left hand corner is a painting by Memling about Judgment Day and is a depiction of a famous Latin hymn 'Dies Irae'.

Dies Irae

The Last Unicorn Part 1
The Last Unicorn Part 2
The LAst Unicorn Part 6

To also help me get an idea of what the architecture around the Medieval time period looks like, I looked at a few films which are set in the same time space in history. The first one (and although slightly off track) is the film 'The Last Unicorn'. The buildings in this film are a starting place to help me understand how in the time period I'm looking at built their castles etc. The same goes for the Disney film 'Sleeping Beauty'

As well as looking up images on buildings etc I was also advised to look up the meaning of different things in such an era. Below is a link to a list of different items and creatures and what they represent.

Symbolism Library


  1. Hi Lev!! Its great to have you as my mentor!! haha makes me feel like Im in 1st year in college!!

    What year are you in? Hows it going? Is it alot more different than 1st year? Your work here looks quite similar to the hybrid ones were doing

    By the way, I have this OGR thing, but not quite sure what it is. Would you be able to give me some advice on what it is?

    looking forward to getting to know you.^_^

  2. Hello, Lev! Thank you for put a comment on my blog and I'm glad to have you as my mentor.
    I was really surprised you know some Japanese!

    I'm looking forward to getting know you, too.(^_^)