Thursday, 24 November 2011

Character Design Classwork Links

I began the course in week 2, so..

Week 2: Shapes

Week 3: Drawing in the 3rd diension (body shapes and faces)

Week 4: Drawing Stuff

Week 5: Personality; The Sparks Of Life

Week 6: Distinctive Characters

Week 7: Monsters & Creatures

Week 8: Working In The Real World (Jetpack Jones)

Week 9: Setting The Scene

Week 10: Submission & Critique

Character Design Presentation: The Ninja Scrolls

The Ninja Scrolls Presentation

Expression Sheets




Character Design Week 9: The Stark Tower

Week 9's lesson was all about "setting the scene". I was given two words, "stark tower", in which I had to use to make a scene around

As you can most probably tell from these scribbles of towers, I wasn't too keen on the task. With deadlines looming, and character design class suddenly switching to environments in the last week, I couldnt really focus on the task at hand very well..

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sidekick Design

Wasn't quite happy with the previous approach to Glyth, so trying again.

He's not quite the same as the original plan, but i'll go with it a bit and see what happens. It doesnt help that i'm not all that at drawing birds, but hey. I think making him a more simple design will make him look more lovable, cute and not so serious. He IS a sidekick for the good guy after all..

Sidekick Development

Character Design; Cartoon Title

An attempt to get the ball rolling on finalising this project.

p.s- The reason my last name is initials is so it fits on the scroll.

Character Size Comparison Chart

Sidekick Influence Map

Glyph (Sidekick) Turnaround

Sidekick Development Sum-Up

I've had troubles with the sidekick character, jumping from mystical bird black cats and back to more traditionl birds. These are the little designs I had lined up to resolve what I was goin to do. I tend to not spend a lot of time on designs in which im not confindent will go towards being a finalized concept, hence the quik sketchwork.

This was my very first idea, I wanted to "create" a bird like creature from imagination, however I was told this wasnt a good idea..This was inspired by the bird from "The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker"

Cat sidekick, for the ninja

Big Cat design

Here I turned to more traditional birds, such as doves.

These were designs that I particularly liked, but still went ahead a bit more just to see what else I could do. The sidekick at this point was not intended for the musketeer.

These were the last designs I done before focusing on my final, resolved idea. I went from a dove, to a small sparrow like bird, finally to a slightly bigger falcon hybrid which I decided to stick with.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Laurent Design Variations

While designing Laurent I saw I was using too much of the same colours on him (blues). I also wasn't really making a "musketeer" as such, he was more of just a rapier wielding hero, I didn't even want to give him a hat at all!

After my last bit of research and tweaking, I decided to change his design a little bit and make him more colourful to bring out flamboyance, heroism and style, and also attempt to make him more traditional.

The outer Florence designs were early developments, the blue being the original and the brown an alternate. The middle design, now called Laurent, is the finished design I intend to stick with.

Laurent Progression 3

Updated Synopsis

Cardinal Richelieu, aiming to seize more power from king Louis XIII of France, steals some ancient Japanese scrolls of power. Each scroll has the power to summon an almighty ninja, who possesses legendary power only spoken of in folklore. These ninjas had been sealed away in the scroll many years ago, never to be summoned since. In his flurry to proceed with his plans, Richelieu summons the deadly Shadow Demon to do his deeds.

Now, king Louis is forced into refuge with his trusted band of loyal musketeers. Laurent & the musketeers must defeat the Cardinals ninja guardians and restore the rightful king to the throne, destroying the ninja scrolls in the process…

Laurent Progression 2

Laurent Turnaround

Musketeer Tweaks

After looking into the history of musketeers a bit more, and adapting my story and synopsis accordingly, ive decided to also tweak Laurent a bit and make him a little more traditional. The influence map above is what im going by.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Ninja Progression:- Final

I still dont have a name for him, but this is where im going to leave him..