Spacesuit Designs and Landers

The design of the spacesuit and lander for your animation might not be so important on the grand scheme but it is something to look into as it may help enhance our storytelling technique. If our astro-dude is promoting a certain drink, maybe his lander can reflect this in some way, or maybe his suit can be connected to an endless supply which he drink through an internal straw, with the juice being carried in a huge container on his back? Anyway’s I done a little research into different designs of both. Having a look might influence new ideas and inspiration.

This image below is fantastic in showing various spacesuits. Michael has drawn a concept of a spaceman which I really liked, it reminds me of the soviet one shown below, its orange. 🙂SPACESUITSINTIME                                                                    Image Courtesy – shortlist magazine

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Michaels drawing above is great, I love the over stance and proportions of him. Hopefully we can build upon this design making sure we think about how we will go about rigging him.

suits                                                                           Image Courtesy – tested.com

For convenience and for my own sake I will take the definition of the purpose of a lander from wikipedia: “A lander is a spacecraft which descends toward and comes to rest on the surface of an astronomical body. By contrast with an impact probe, which makes a hard landing and is damaged or destroyed so ceases to function after reaching the surface, a lander makes a soft landing after which the probe remains functional.” –  wikipedia

lander                                                                                       Image Courtesy – NASA

Below are some sketches I have made in my sketchbook of various lander shapes. I like the type which have the huge barrels at the sides as in our animation they could be holding litres of the fizzy/alcoholic drink the spacemen are advertising.

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Group credits

Michael Lilley- https://michaellilleyart.wordpress.com/

Erinn Morrow- https://erinnmorrow.wordpress.com/

Jack Ellison- https://jackjellison.wordpress.com

References

ShortList Magazine. (2017). Brilliant Spacesuit Timeline. [online] Available at: http://www.shortlist.com/news/brilliant-spacesuit-timeline [Accessed 13 Mar. 2017].

Tested. (2017). Exploring the Aesthetics of NASA’s Iconic Space Suit Design – Tested.com. [online] Available at: http://www.tested.com/science/space/44188-the-aesthetics-of-nasas-space-suit-design/ [Accessed 14 Mar. 2017].

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