Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stephen Silver Character Design Assignment: Jekyll and Hyde

As part of Stephen Silver's class, we have to come up with our own take on the story of Jekyll and Hyde. My story involves a happy playful otter that gets turned into an evil little beaver.

Which was really just an excuse to be able to type 'beaver' into Google images. No, seriously Honey, I'm researching for my drawing class!

This is a phase where I'm trying to zero in on proportions, shape and overall look of my characters. I did a stack of drawings during this phase, but these were the ones I pulled out that took me in the direction I felt I wanted to go.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stephen Silver Character Design Assignment: Using The Basic Shapes

Part of this week's assignment for Stephen Silver's Character Design Class, we had to create a realistic image from a photograph he gave us. I did a digital gouache version of it above.

Once we did the realistic version, we then had to put the image away and use elements from it that we remembered to create characters using a circle, a triangle and a square. This was a great exercise, I found there were times when I would draw a feature of the face and it just didn't feel like it belonged within the main shape of the head, and I'd redraw the feature to something that felt like it belonged with the total shape. I'll definitely keep doing this type of exercise as a practice.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Memory Sketch

This guy got so excited when he saw a car that looked like it was from the '40s park on the side of the road. The car was in pristine condition. He quickly got his camera out and started taking a bunch of snaps. The smile he had on his face looked like the type you get when you think back on great memories.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Memory Sketch

Saw this fellow walking out of the Berkeley farmer's market. He might have bought a cantaloupe or two too many.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Memory Sketch Gold

I was looking for people to do a memory sketch of this morning during my drive into work. Nothing at all until I stopped at the light and I saw this guy...pure memory sketch gold! Don't let the outfit fool you, it was about 75 degrees out and I had the top down.