Because the fields are interacting with the warrior, I had to come up with characters that represent the respective field. Firstly I thought about the creation of some real women character living on the fields. But soon I felt that the charm the story has to convey would suffer through this concrete execution.
So I went more and more abstract. At last those mystic and spectral but also magical and beautiful beings occur in my mind. Finally I used a collage technique to bring them on paper which would make it difficult to animate the figures frame by frame. Thus I decided to get some motion in it by crossfading the most important keyframes and do the creation of most of the animation later in the compositing.
The wild fields
Development of the main character: the wild fields. At some point it was a consistant decision to show all the fields naked for bringing out their natural being.
Final version of the wild fields.
The flowerfields had to be glamorous and beautiful. I decided to add some butterflies that should always flutter around her.
Final look of the flowerfield.
The other fields
The vegetablefields are my personal favorite. To symbolize fertility of nature I decided they have to be pregnant.
I like the colours of the vegetabelfields and especially the pumpkins and melons.
The potatoefields were the most difficult. They should look like potatoes somehow but have a sexy appearance anyway.
At last I got the gracious and buxom potatoefields.
The cornfields weren’t easy, too. Because of their pretty angular shape they seemed not very attractive to me. So I was glad about the idea for the crown of corn, which makes them looking a little bit like a showgirl.
Final version of the cornfields.