Thursday, 31 January 2013

Major Project - Script

This is a possible script for the explanation of my turnaround. I may just have dialogue boxes or a narrator or both. I've found the perfect narrator on

Picture of Mars
Narration: Sometime in the future it is likely that humans will colonise Mars.
Mars turns to Earth-like conditions
Narration: Even after terraforming Mars, the difference in atmospheric pressure and gravity will mean humans born there will evolve to their new conditions.
Human skeleton morphs in ‘Martian’ skeleton, then morphs into Martian. Close up of leg muscle shrinking.
Narration: Less gravity could cause humans to grow much taller, with less muscle and bone mass.
Chest expands
Narration: Less atmospheric pressure could cause humans to have enlarged lungs and chests.
Narration: This is where humans become Martians.
Narration: One day the new race of Martians may want to visit Earth to discover the planet of their origin.
HSS fades over Martian and turns around
Narration: Their Martian anatomy will no longer be suited for life on Earth and they will require support in Earths higher gravity. The Earth to Mars human support suit.

Major Project - Logos

Major Project - Anatomy Sketches

I've used the information I've gathered to adjust the human anatomy to that of someone born on a terraformed Mars that has less gravity and less atmospheric pressure.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Major Project - Skeletal Changes

Here's a page from a paper that shows the changes in skeletal structure in zero-g. It shows how the spine straightens and lengthens.

Major Project - Effects Of Living On Mars

I've just had some great information back from Nicole who is the education coordinator at the Mars Society - .

Here's a run down of some of the points she made for the the changes that could happen to humans living on Mars.

The atmospheric pressure on Mars is far less than Earth. This might cause humans to become more barrel chested like the humans living high in the Andes Mountains.
On Mars they may grow much taller, with weaker bones and less muscle mass.

For the new Martians to be about to visit Earth the possible support that they would require could be -

An eoskeleton would probably be necessary or some type of automated transport like a segway transporter commonly seen in malls and amusement parks these days.

This has given me some great ideas and hopefully in the next week or so I can start to work on some anatomy sketches.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Mars manned mission: How living on Mars would change the human body

Major Project - Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed

I've been looking at some Ray Bradbury stories, to look at the possibility of making my Mars idea less factual and incorporating it into an existing fictional story.

Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed, fits well with it.

The atomic war has caused the Bittering family, Harry, Cora, and their children, Dan, Laura, and David, natives of Boston, to join the small population of humans who have colonized Mars. Shortly after their arrival, Harry decides he wants to go back to Earth, as Mars is too different from Earth. Unfortunately, a nuclear bomb hits New York City, destroying the ships and rockets and stranding the Bitterings on Mars.
Uneasily settling into their new environment, Harry begins to notice certain changes to the plants and animals. (The family dairy cow has grown a third horn and the grass is now purple, for example.) Harry also begins to notice that the people in town are referring to local mountain ranges in the Martian language, easily unsettling him. Upon realizing there is something seriously wrong, Harry becomes scared of living on Mars, and although his wife and children think nothing of it, Harry begins to suspect a Martian virus, that is in the soil they grow their crops in, is making them act like Martians. While his family begins to fear for his sanity, Harry begins eating only frozen food grown on Earth and kept in his deep freeze. Unfortunately, that soon runs out and Harry quickly grows desperate, buying the metal and blueprints for a rocket to transport himself and his family home to Earth, despite the imminent danger and the nagging doubt that he will not be able to build a sturdy rocket. He tries to convince Sam to help him build the rocket and return home, but they laugh and talk about him. Harry gets into several arguments with them, but oddly enough, they never raise their voices.
Harry's boy Dan wants to be called a Martian name (Linnl), and Harry himself is using Martian words (iorrt for Earth). In the meantime, Harry and his family become very dark skinned, tall, thin, and golden-eyed. Harry slowly stops resisting the change, and he is convinced that they, along with the rest of the colonists, should spend the rest of the summer in the cool Martian villas (ancient Martian mansions in the hills), where they can swim in the water canals. They eventually become Martians, and stay in the villas, because that is where they "belong". After a time in the hills, the colonists completely forget about their human origins and transform completely into Martians. This is implied when Harry notices their old homes and remarks how the "Earthmen's" houses are not built sensibly.
At the end of the story, a few years later a group of American G.I. astronauts arrives to tell the human colonists that the war on Earth is over and to rescue them, but there are no humans left, only their buildings and a rusted rocket. Instead, they find Martians, and at first suspect the Martians may have killed the colonists, but then they realize the Martians are too friendly for that. The astronauts conclude that a plague wiped out the colonists and make plans to recolonize Mars, even naming the mountains after famous things from Earth. The ending is a foreboding feeling that what happened to the Bitterings will soon happen to these new colonists.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Major Project - Initial Idea

Mars to Earth Human Support Suit
Made for a scientific documentary and using scientific research to show the potential evolution of human beings that have been born and lived on Mars in colonies in the distant future.
Point 1
How would humans evolve under the different conditions of Mars particularly under less gravity? Design from research the structure of such a ‘Martian’.
Possible differences could be humans that are taller, with less muscle mass and longer straighter spine.
Point 2
What aid would be necessary for the evolved ‘Martians’ to visit Earth with new body that is adapted to less gravity? Design and build the necessary bio mechanical aid required to fulfill the needs of ‘Martians’ to function back on Earth.
Mars to Earth Human Support Suit. M2EHSS
M2EHSS considerations
Skeletal support, muscle strength and support, breathing and oxygen levels in blood, the hearts ability to pump blood in higher gravity, balance via a gyroscope, sleep mode, and hygiene system.

Design considerations:
Based on future technology
Nano technology
Recycle technology

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Minor Project - Final Concept

I'm pretty sure this is the final image. I've been tweaking it a little, mostly adding moss to the rocks to make them look more realistic.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

Photoshop - Image Manipulation


I got a little bored today so thought I'd play around with some image manipulation. It's not the best but it was fun doing it.