Monday, September 28, 2009

Character Design - Thus Far

     These are very early explorations of the main character "Stanley" I really want something structural, especially when it comes to the face. Currently however my plan is to animate and clean up a certain amount using Digicel Flipbook, therefore the design must be simple- keeping the restrictions of cleaning up in that way in mind. The picture of Stanley on the riding mower is an example of how it could look using that program, I like how it is looking but there is still some stuff to work out. I guess when it comes down to it, the animation test will tell me what will work and what will cause me to go into early retirement.

Mower Reference Model

Though the option exists to use Maya/3D  objects within traditional animation, I made this only for reference when it comes to drawing/animating from different crazy views. Helpful as it allows me to break from the generic 2 or 3 views that I tend to draw.