Narrative: Library Final Design

Here is the final design for the Library Narrative:

Library Final 2

The reason why I chose this idea to take to the final stage was because it was an interesting idea that numerous people liked and when I started to make the final version everything seemed to click together really well. The narrative for the story is that this library used to stored various amounts of information each self stored information that varied from ancient or mystic and because of this the library was raided and heavily damaged as well as almost all of the stored information within the library was stolen leaving the ancient ruins that can be seen today. I used Photoshop and Google Sketchup to create this image. I used Sketchup to create a majority of the 3D solid objects and then used Photoshop to add colour ans shading to the 3D objects within the image.

Compared to this concept art piece produced by Stephanie Dominguez, my own concept art piece on the Narrative Library has been some what successful due to the fact that the imagery does indicate very well what the story is within it’s self and you can tell just by looking at it. The image also gives that like Stephanie Dominguez concept piece that the location been seen is indeed a library and this is what I was aiming for. The only difference between my concept piece and that of Stephanie Dominguez is that mine has no characters in and there are a lot less books or items in it as well as a few damaged bookshelves but this is to do with the narrative that I have chosen for my final concept piece.

Narrative: Library Development Ideas

Here is Developed Idea’s for the Library Narrative:

Library 3

This image is a developed sketch of the Combination library that I did for my first library narrative design idea. The development that I have made for this animation is that of adding different shape book cases and made the holographic projector slightly bigger making ti easier to see the image that it is projecting and I also changed the image projected which is the Solar System. The reason why I mad those corrections is that I though that it might add variation and make it easier to understand what the holographic projector did as well as how it worked.

Library 7

The next image is that of again the previous one but more developed. This is more developed by the expanding the area surrounding the original image. The addition in this image is that there are more bookcases that have variations in design such as curved and cross ones. Another addition to this is that I have placed more holographic projectors around the library. The floors have also been adjusted to show where all the digital data is been stored for the holographic projectors. This was one of the favorite designs according to various people that I have shown.

Library 8This image is focusing more on the futuristic narrative that I created for one of the previous design. I have done this by including the Data pillars from one of my previous Designs and have added futuristic security doors to the book cases to make it seem like the books stored within the book cases are very important and that is why they have security locks on them because they are either the last of their kind or there is only one copy of of them.

Library 6

The final development idea this is again goes back to the concept of an abandoned library except this time the roster of what is kept here is slightly bigger now it contains Magical artifacts as well as books, ancient tablets and scrolls. This is also the reason for it’s raiding and I have tried to show this with the various broken book shelves and the damaged books and artifacts as well as the ones on the floor and the water spread out across it as well. I have also tried to give the library an ancient feel by making a majority of the items within the image old or at least the actual structure’s age.

Narrative: Library Design Ideas

Here are the design ideas for the Library Narrative:

Library 1

The first image is library that is set in the near future were the recent reveal of Holographic Technology has happened and it is located within almost everything but the the use of old fashion books is still happening. I chose to base my Library around this narrative due to the fact that I fought I t would be interesting to see the affect of having traditional books mixing with futuristic technology and surprisingly it seemed to work quite well together and presents the purpose of the library perfectly.

Library 2

The next Image is looking further into a more futuristic setting and how that influences the library’s narrative. As you can see this library has no books instead the information is stored within the digital data that stored within the huge pillars that are within the sketch. This data can only be accessed via computers that are located around the various points across the library. This idea was one of the most liked so far by myself and various others due to the fact that it looked at a modern but also futuristic type of library that could store a lot more information then believable.

Library 4Th next image is that of a abandoned library that has been destroyed during an attack or from lack of care, this can be seen by the various damaged books and books cases as well as the broken staircase and upper floor. I chose this as my next design due to the fact that I it seemed like a interesting way to present a means of storing data, in a sense that it must have had some sort of important information stored there at some point and this is clear due to the point that most of the books are gone.

Library 5The next image is that again of the abandoned library but this time it not only books that are stored their but ancient tablets and scrolls. The Libraries narrative is supposed to give of a sense that it was raided for these various items that are stored within it and that is why the library is in the state that it is . I like this idea out of all my designs so far and it shows the most promise for the final design.

Narrative: Library Research and Inspirations

This next piece of research is for the Library Narrative.

Click Here to see the Variations of Library Designs:

I have also taken some pictures of libraries that I have access to.


This first image is from Beverley Public Library. I chose this library because it as a unique feel to it due to the fact it is a combination of both modern and classical library in design. I used this image because it gives a clear view of how the actual library is set up the other images are to do the same. The colour scheme in the image is colourful yet at the same time isn’t over powering and creates a welcoming feel.

Photo0035 The next image again is from same library but this time I am focusing on the book selves as you can see within this library their is a wide range of styles for them. Theses help draw the attention of the target audience due to their unique design while at the same time these unique shapes allow the storage of vast amounts of books.


This image is from Hull Colleges Library. I chose this library due to the fact that it is a very modern feel to it. The colours used within the library are warm and inviting as well as not been an eye shore due to the fact that they aren’t very colour full.


The book shelves themselves are very interesting because due to their size, they can carry vast amounts of books of all shapes and sizes. Even though the design of the bookshelves are basic they still fore fill their primary purpose and do offer some appease instead of eye sores. I might consider using this style of bookshelf for my Library Narrative.

Inspirational Artists:

Stephanie Dominguez: Stephaine Dominguez is a Digital Illustrator that occasionally works in Concept Art, she works with a large variation of different art styles.

Here is her only portfolio:

Here is some of her concept/illustration work that focuses on the Libraries, the reason why I chose this is that it focuses more on the library then anything else and the choices of design and colour help show this.

Creative Futures: Narrative Development – Library

This brief is to focus yet again on producing a narrative for an animation by just using the environment that you have created as long as it has enough details within it to give a good impression of the narrative.

The purpose of a Library is “Any place at which a individual or a body of people have decided to store, display and/or catalogue a range of Text’s”. These texts can be in the form of codex (books) Scrolls or any other means of storing information such as holograms etc.

The Library can be open to the public, The Library can be abandoned, it might be a reflection of a culture. (This must be reflected within the environment and props, this includes the architecture).

It can be from any timeline or genre but has to be in either pencil, paint, pen/Ink, digital 2D, Traditional/Digital 3D, moving images etc.

The Project must include Research/Inspirations, Design Ideas, Development Ideas, Final Design and the final version of the project. The animators must have either a finished piece of concept art or a story board.