These images show the Titan Lepidus and his retinue approaching the docks of Tanha Brah in the morning light. The previous night Lepidus was beheaded, or debodied, in battle with the Titan Kali Yana Brahm.
This barge in the calm waters of Market Bay marks the confluence of two changing natures, a turning point for the planet called Brahma Vihara, and the Sovereign Titans who rule her.
The first change in nature is within the rising Kali Yana Brahm, who has dismissed all the honors and traditions of her kind, and has decided to do the next “best” thing to killing fellow Titans who cannot die. She has begun to cut them to pieces. Lepidus was her first victim, a chilling message to the rest of the world that the ancient “protocols of war” are effectively dead.
The second great change is a move in the opposite direction. Lepidus is approaching the docks of Tanha Brah, a land ruled by the Titan Tanha Brah. Tanha Brah is the “oldest” and most legendary Sovereign on Brahma Vihara, yet he is now disgraced for being the first among his kind to renounce war. It is a change in nature that mirrors the savage turn of Kali Yana Brahm, and it is just as revolutionary. For a class of Sovereign beings who’s tradition is to honour their competitors without pity, the act of offering asylum and care for the fallen in battle, is shocking. Only his reputation for ancient glories, and a lingering adherence to protocol, has protected Tanha Brah and his human subjects from attack, but now that has changed.
Kali Yana Brahm has turned a pale ocher eye toward her neighbor across the strait.
From concept sketch to 3D model
The above images show the final form of the film. A comparison with the original concept sketch below give a good example of how this project is being approached creatively. An established story line with sketched in visuals provides the structure. Confidence in that structure allows for creative free-play within it. Beyond the basic elements the scene is created without rules or constraints.