Friday, July 22, 2011

Character and Object Design for Animation: Realistic VS. Cartoon characters

Hey all! Man, it's been a really busy 5 or so days. The last assignment for this class was really involved. 44 drawings, in total. So how about I show you the fruits of my labor?

The first part of this assignment was to draw 4 realistic characters (2 men, 2 women) displaying 4 emotions via body language and facial expression. Then, we had to copy that pose with a cartoon character who had completely different proportions than its realistic counterpart. Here's what I came up with.

Male 1 - Emotions shown: Sadness,  Jealousy, Anger, Confusion

Male 2 - Emotions shown: Jealousy, Anger, Confusion, Happiness

Female 1 - Emotions shown: Anger, Happiness, Exhaustion, Sadness

Female 2 - Emotions shown: Exhaustion, Sadness, Confusion, Happiness.

The second part of the assignment was much less complicated, but no less time-consuming. This time, we were to take 1 male, 1 female, and 1 cartoon that we'd drawn for part 1 and create a model sheet, showing them in front, 3/4, profile, and rear views. I picked my three favorite characters, and I am extremely pleased by how they came out.

And there you have it. 44 drawings, several of which I am extremely happy with and will be keeping for potential portfolios. I'll be posting again soon; got another assignment due later today, so hopefully I'll be able to get that done in time!

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Very nicely done ben its a lot of work but it will get easier and easier each time