Saturday, February 18, 2017

FAO CAA All Years: Tom Smith in Year 2 Needs Your Help.

Tom Smith Year 2 Needs Your Help...

As part of year two's Adaptation Project Tom Smith is setting up a challenge for himself to respond to random 'word picks' drawn daily from a bag. However, to make this a true adaptation Tom needs the words to be submitted by other people. Here is Tom's explanation....

"Yesterday as a test I typed up some words, printed them out, cut them up and put them in a hat. I then got someone else to choose two. From the two words I then created a quick character design (here is a link to the test.). I plan on doing this for at least a week, maybe more. I want to have a catalogue of designs that I can choose from to take forward and develop. 

Therefore, I need the help of everyone on the course to generate a bunch of random words/character/things to help me develop more and more designs. I only have a small amount of words so far so it would be great to add more! A few examples of the words I have are things like, Frankenstein, Pinocchio, Devil, Dia De Los Muertos, Fairytale, Peter Pan, Mexico, Horror and beheaded. It’s a mish-mash of genres, characters and descriptive words, so no holds barred as to what you can suggest, just have ‘character design’ in mind.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Thank you, Tom :]"

...You can leave your words or questions either as a comment on this post or on Tom's blog. If you could all 'chip in' with ten words that would really help Tom get started. 

Thanks Alan.


  1. Robin Hood, Captain Hook, soldier, robber, doll, scientist, baby, vampire, writer, comedy

  2. Disco, Pirate, Mad, Geek, Ninja, Robotic, Sherlock, Gandalf, Mr Spock, Mary Poppins, Hysterical

  3. Shrek, Goth, Serious, leprechaun, Mannequin, Embalmist, Geek, Clown, Papa Legba, Ghost, :)

  4. Alien, Massive, Weird, Silent, Siren, Hellion, Psycho, Herculean, Android, Infant

  5. Artist, Snake Eater, Master, Skeleton, Pug, Bandit, Romantic, Sole Survivor, Sentimental, Hive Mind, Mutant

  6. Characters: Warlock, Scarecrow, Colossus, Cyclops, Cyborg, Clown, Yeti, Witch, Priestess, Sorcerer, Mermaid, Hippy, Secret Agent, Super Spy, Clairvoyant, Warlord, Thief, Assassin, Robot, Genie, Scientist, Queen, Illusionist, Minstrel, Fire-Eater, Lion-Tamer,

    Descriptors: Neolithic, Clockwork, Amphibian, Reptilian, Insectoid, Subterranean, Crystalline, Metallic, Demonic, Angelic, Maniacal, Arboreal, Subaqueous, Extraterrestrial, Pathogenic, Piscine, Avian, Volcanic, Cosmic, Tropical, Toxic, Nebulous...

  7. Batman, skater, steam punk, retro, prehistoric, wrestler, heartthrob, nightmare, trippy, 80's, street, tribal, Indiana Jones, cereal mascot

  8. Werewolf, Loki, Rainbow, Tiger, Bear, Danger Mouse, Knapsack, Puss in Boots, Herbal, grown over by plants, hand blown glass