Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Character Design Final

Here is my final for my character design class. We had to design a cast of characters based off of a phrase. My phrase was "Alien Sprawl" so I came up with a narrative where a middle aged and unappreciated accountant gets abducted by an organization of endangered alien species whom are spanning the cosmos to look for specimens to cross breed with to continue their species. But these aliens are endangered for specific reasons.This next character is the accountant's ex wife followed by their troublesome daughter.

The first alien is the glamorous and arrogant leader of the organization. His species consists of aliens who are born incomplete. He is a developing fetus in a jar who moves around with a robotic body. His father is a brain with a spine which the leader uses as a cane while his brother is a flap of skin which he uses as a cape.
This is his cat. He's got a furball for a brain
Up next is a Pantaloonian. These guys are born with pants attached to their bodies so they can never take them off. As a result, they cant reproduce with others and they also always have to go to the bathroom. Most of them die by holding it in too long thus resulting in a massive, firey explosion.
This is a Machotopus. These guys are too macho to attract the opposite gender. So instead, the males just hit the bars and practice singing show tunes in the streets.
This next one belongs to a species where they cant even find their own reproductive organs due to their weight and horrible anatomical design.
Next one doesn't need much of an explanation. Personality wise though, she is basically a characterization of Sigmund Freud's idea of the Id which means she is in a constant and manic state of hunger and lust, often times confusing the two.
This last species consists of aliens who are just too socially awkward to function in society.

Some character design work and Gouache stuff

Here is a part of an assignment where I had to create 80 thumbnails around a narrative. My narrative follows the story about a giant monster who wants to be a super hero. I went a little overboard though and I created character sketches instead of thumbnails.

Here is an assignment where I went on a random situation generator and I had to illustrate a character from it. Mine dealt with gelatinous robots, nazi's and monoliths so I created this weird giant amoeba meets transformer thing that's supposed to be a nazi secret weapon.
Lastly, here is a portion of my Gouache class final. I created a series of monsters to loosen up and practice technique, each took me around 30-40 minutes to create.

It's all Mime

This is my final for my Intro to 2d animation class. This was entirely hand drawn and put together in flash. From concept to completion it was a total of 5 weeks. Due to flash being finicky and because of all the video converting, a lot of the line quality is lost so any advice to fix that would be great.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sketch book!

Heres some stuff from my character design sketch book. First up are some character thumbnails for my final, I'll post the final pieces later as well as more thumbnails.

Next up are some characters I've done in class of students and strangers

Also, I would try to attend open model sessions each week and here are the results.

Meme Cards

For my illustration 2 final, we had to create a deck of playing cards centered around a theme. My idea was to create meme cards with medieval sensibilities to connect it with the cards already existing theme and to create the ultimate in dorky cards. This was done with pen nibs, to give it a wood cut like look, and photoshop colors to still match the aesthetic of the internetz.