So I've finished the prop robot model, now for the designing of the twins.
My idea is to have the twins as merchandise in an electronics shop (like HMV for example) and have them on the shelf. They essentially are a new brand of speaker docks just released under Les Twins new branding line, so of course this means they are made of plastic.
As you may be able to tell, I have decided to now merge my first idea of the boy character with my second robot character idea in order to make a better transcription. The transcription is of Les Twins dancing, only here my characters are a product of Les Twins. Im making both Larry & Laurent. Les Twins docks will be playing their own iconic music which they have made specific choreo's for.
Above are all the most obvious influences of the character design. You have a picture of Les Twins being the main focus behind character design, some funky ipod docks and a steve jobs action figure. The ipod docks are what I am utilising to make my characters into, the environment the panda dock is in is also where I plan to stage my animation. The steve jobs action figure is an example of the finished product, which is essentially a middleground between the real thing and the object. Another good example of what I'm strive for with my characters is Buzz Lightyear, but a Larry & Laurent version.
Here is a secondary Influence Map detailing all the other things I'm gathering reasearch and ideas from. I found that the characters in The Boondocks have a good likeness to Les Twins, I have been looking at them to help me get my ideas across in my sketches. The other hip-hop style pictures also help in the same way.