Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Character Design Update Pt. 2
This was a one week, multi-part assignment. First we had 2 days to pick a shelled creature and do an expressionistic representation of what they look like. Then we had to play with different shapes and silhouettes to find the most appealing design. Once we had the right silhouette, we were to create a cartoon character out of that animal. I thought a hot roddin' rockabilly armadillo would be an appropriate character, given their speedy nature and American Southwest environment. This one was a bit of a rush job, but a lot of fun to draw. I used to draw cartoon animals all the time as a kid, but I've been out of the habit for years. It would be fun to compare these last couple character designs to old cartoons I drew in middle school. Hmm... perhaps a future post?