Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Character design stuff

1 minute poses!

My leaf animation! Was pretty ambitious with this one, had a lot of trouble with it but I'm pleased with the overall result.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Oops! Totally forgot to update my blog yesterday haha. 

Here are some 1 minute poses of Treat, still having some trouble drawing her, I think its because I keep drawing her legs too long... more work to be done!

So I was working on these sketches in class and a classmate of mine came over and asked if I was drawing a robot. That's when I knew there was definitely something off with the design haha. So I decided to add some little piggy features in there, hopefully that gives her more of an organic look,  not to mention it accentuates her personality really well, AND makes her look a little more like a monster or creature without making her look too scary or intimidating. 

Decided to try drawing her with shorter arms, and I think it works a lot better. There was just too much going on with the long legs AND arms, plus the short arms are less obvious and help make her silhouette look like a sucker, which is the whole point.
My teacher gave me a really neat idea of making her arms ribbons. Although I think it looks cute, obviously the little piggy nose and ears wouldn't work with the ribbon arms, not to mention she'd lose that organic little monster look I was kind of going for. I also find that with the ribbon arms she looks a bit more festive, almost like "christmas magic" and not cute little halloween spirit. I really need to add some halloween colors on there haha.

Some exploratory expressions, her eyes are a lot bigger here. 

So I started work on Trick finally, decided I wanted to design him to look like the "embodiment" of a trick. So basically just a lot of random stuff stuck together haha. 

I really like to hooded angle, kind of grim reaper meets bed sheet ghost haha, over all very long, angular and square. 

His legs were always kind of an issue, nothing was really working. So I got rid of them! I like the random snake body kind of look, makes him look even MORE of a mystery. Is it some kind of hood, or part of his anatomy??? No one knoooooows.
Fleshing him out further. 

and some one minute poses. Will be doing more of these!

 These two designs are really different from my usual stuff, so its def been a challenge for me! I'm going to keep working on them, hopefully I'll really get the hang of drawing them. I really wanted to avoid any of the usual halloween tropes, really push myself to see what my brain could come up with haha. I still have a long way to go in character design, but I LOVE doing it.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

 20 sketches in 20 minutes!

So I'm working on some designs for some halloween characters, I'm doing the "spirits" of trick or treat, Trick and Treat being two separate characters. Been working on some designs for Treat, I want her to look like candy. Right now I'm going for a sucker silhouette, I like the look but I'm actually having trouble drawing her, fells like she's lacking a lot of construction and wouldn't exist well in 3d space. 

Lots more drawing to do! 

Monday, 22 October 2012

A new take on an old character.

So I've decided on taking on a new challenge, 5 days a week I'll be drawing 1 pose from imagination every minute for 20 minutes. I've done it twice already and I feel like its really short, so I may lengthen it to 30 minutes if school work permits me! I think I'm really going to benefit from this, seeing as I've never been too adept at posing. 

In a couple of weeks we're having a video conference with Tom Bancroft at school, so excited! Gotta design two halloween themed characters as an assignment, will be seeing a lot of sketches of those in upcoming blog updates, probably! 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Here's the final product for my latest character design project! It went A LOT better than I thought it would, big bulky characters have always been a weakness of mine. Although there are some issues with the joints and overall construction its still a success in my opinion! I could have definitely pushed the designs a lot further, specially with the little girl. Maybe I'll do that someday haha.

Werewolf turn around, could have done a better silhouette, especially for the profile view. I don't think I nailed his mechanics down well enough to draw him properly in every angle. Regardless, I'm surprised at how well it went!

Three Cannon ball drops! I'm pretty happy with the first one, the two others I feel I could have done a lot more action analysis and a better job in general. Next time! 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pen doodles! I've been practicing drawing my characters for character design class, I really think its paying off.

Finally finished this thing, got so lazy on it haha. Me as a Raccoon for the drawing jam!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

 Some life drawings, my camera died after I took these ones so I've got a bunch more that I can't post.

Still working on my werewolf character, I feel like I need to do a LOT more exploration before I find a design I'm really satisfied with, I feel like I could find a really cool interesting look for him. Unfortunately the deadline for this project is forcing me to just stick with this design for now!