Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Collage Ape, Redneck Wrestler, A Big Mole, And Some Cartoony Goodness.

Yet another post of character design class assignments. This was supposed to be a creative leave your normal approach to drawing kinda thing. Hopefully I was successful, as I felt I got a lot out of doing these drawings.

The first image below was especially difficult as it was all done with paper and an exacto knife. Collage is so much harder than I remember it being in elementary school. I wanted it to head into an abstract form but still maintain relatively recognizable character traits. This image was very fun to make but very time consuming.

Does it get any better than Redneck wrestlers? This one is closer to my normal approach but I colored it differently than I normally would have. I also tried to use certain shapes in the face, feet, and digits that I wouldn't normally use. My animal inspiration here was a big pink pig.

The mole is the real character. It controls the old woman's thoughts and tells her what to do. I'm sure that anyone with a mole knows what I am talking about...

These last two are very influenced by the countless hours I have spent watching Fosters Home for Imaginary friends. Great cartoon that I would encourage all to watch, but the main reason that I tried going this direction was to eliminate the need for line as much as possible, as it is one of my artistic crutches I tend to lean on.

As always, comments and critiques are welcomed.

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.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The hunter and the housewife

These are two drawings for my character design class I am taking this fall. I really like how the housewife turned out but would definitely change a few things if I were to redo it. The hunter is less successful but still ok I guess. I had fun doing it, and that is the most important part. Man, that snake is crappy though. The hunter was influenced by the late Steve Erwin. May he rest in peace.