After a discussion with Alan and Phil, and reading the feedback I recieved on the previous post, it is clear I must take on the project with something simple, and not go for creating a (video) games model, as this is not what I want to be known for. Instead, art for things such as board games and card games would be a good idea - I need to approach this as though I am being commissioned - so my interest in detailed paintings and character work can be incorporated in a 3D illustration. This mind map is of other ideas: I have a deep interest in Japanese fashion culture, specifically "harajuku" fashion, however other than that, there isn't a subject to move forward with on that, other than a hyper-detailed model, which again, I do not wish to be known for. I do have an interest in the LGBT community and was thinking of perhaps a scene(s) of a gay couple overcoming the harsh society; much like this music video from Logic which is very moving:
This second mood board comes from the disscussion I had with Phil - the left half is of childrens stories - I'm thinking one could be adapted, changed up, modernised and made in my own style, for example, an older, more badass version of Red Riding Hood that hunts, or a role reversal of Sleeping Beauty (I was advised however, to stay away from Disney). Childhood stories I remember are listed in the mind map at the top; however, I'm leaning more towards the board/card games idea, yet I can also be flexible and create somethin derrived from a childrens story, to show my flexibility.
The right hand side are examples of tableau vivant photography which Phil recommended - I do like the moments captured in the photographs and they relate to what my end product(s) would look like, however I would still like to have my style in whatever the end project may be, and not something that looks super real and normal (i.e non-fantasy, normal human life).
As time moves on, I need to have an idea down soon; I'm happy with doing childrens stories, or art much like in the second mood board - I'd need to find a subject and/or something to adapt, and for it to be worth a year long project.