Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tree hat, big noses, and a squishy tentacled slug

I really had fun with the last batch of drawings I did for my chracter design class. Below are my 2 elemental character design. It was interesting trying to incorporate cloud, rock, and tree elements into the designs. I really like how the tree hat-person turned out.


These are more character design assignments. The emphasis was shape drawing. I really like doing this kind of stuff so it never feels like an assignment. I could do it all day and never get bored. I have a couple more that I didn't hand in but will probably finish up and post.


22 comments:

Randall Sly said...

Nice... very nice. Those assignments seem familiar in some way… Man it sounds like a lot of fun to be in that class again. You obviously are more prepared this time around than we ALL were the last time. (Oh those days were fun). You and Sam get better and better every time I see your stuff. Say hi to Ryan for me. Your friend..

Hans said...

LOL Hilarious and definitely never seen before!!! I love the tentacle slug with the messed up grill and the treehat guy is awesome too, well they're all awesome. The "shape exercise" is always a lot of fun and probably the best way to come up with unique designs. Looking forward to seeing more:)

Take care,

Hans

P.S. I've noticed there's a bunch of really great artist (including you) in Utah, that all seems to be attending the same school, what school is that?

GhettoFab said...

these are great joe! I think Im gonna dress up as tree guy....hopefully no big birds are flyin around

awesome designs and great post

Ben Reynolds said...

Awesome character as usual man...whats your secret?? Lovin the Tree hat!

Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic work, Joe. The tree lady and those bottom two are dang nice, man!

Spaceturtle said...

Hahaha GREAt stuFFF!!! i love the tree head dude GReat shading!!

S.T. Lewis said...

I can see how you could do this all day and never get bored... if I could design characters like this, I'd do it all day too. All of them are great, Joe.

Kevin Keele said...

I love these! Especially the octopus thing. Once again, Joe, you prove that you own a nice patch of creative space that no one can touch.

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

the tree hat guy was the hottest item up yesterday!!!


maybe ill try to pull a "joe" design/style for the next assignment

justinpatrickparpan said...

Your truly inventive man. These designs seem to be one hundred percent your own, and thats so cool. Nice work as always.

Joe said...

Thanks for the comments and for coming by to see my stuff. Hopefully I'll have some more of my shape drawings finished and ready to post up here soon.

Hans: The school that we all attend or have attended is Brigham Young University(BYU). Most of us have a tie to the animation program there, and maybe some to the illustration dept.

Randy: I'm glad you can tell Sam and I apart. Some people can't, like Keanan. He called me Sam yesterday.

Mel: Getting pooped on by a bird isn't that bad. Well, unless it is a sea gull or a pelican.

Ben: I wish I had a secret to tell.

Ryan: You are my most evil friend.

spaceturtle: First time anyone has told me I had great shading. I can't take all the credit, Correl Painter did its fair share of this shading.

Shane: I would do it all day, but then I would be fired.

Kevin: Thats a heck of a compliment. You are one of the most unique artists I know so it makes it all the more flattering.

Tyler: I think if you did a joe styled design it would be weird. I guess do it if you want, but I will write my name on it when you hand it in. So you better watch your back.

Justin: Thanks for the the kind words. I still need to link you. Don't let me forget.

Jo Bling said...

Lovely weird beasties, Joe. More tentacles I'd say if I had to ask for something *g*

CJ

christian said...

Awesome designs as always!! Love the tentacled one, and the tree headed is amazing, too. Really great stuff!!

Jedulous said...

I really enjoyed your designs in class the other day. These are beautiful. I'm especially a big fan of the tree hugging, tree wearing forest holy person thing. Very cool.

toni reyna said...

Great1!! I have dicovered your blog today!! I really enjoyed watching your desings.congrats.I´ll be back

Druie said...

LOL These are great!! Very appealing and cool designs.

Thanks for sharing! =D

ken said...

man your work is fantastic, love your character designs!

Shane Olson said...

Hooray for assignments that get your creative mind cranking! These are all fantastic. The weird-shaped-head guy is very interesting heh.

Joe said...

Thanks again for all the comments. They are greatly appreciated.

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

very cool character designs! diggin that tree head. and those tentacles are dope. keep em comin.

Robin Hall said...

The weird deer-y anteater thing makes me laugh, what a great design, so smooth!

Really great character designs, I'm totally inspired

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I like the thing with the tentacles !! Great piccys !