Way too long since my last post. This last six months have been devoted to finishing McDonough, I've had no time to draw or animate anything else. I just graduated from SCAD and now am looking for work. So for now, I'll be constantly updating my portfolio for Siggraph. Here's a character design I've been working on for a possible new story "The Last Mariachi"
Of course he won't be in his underwear for the final story, but I started thinking it would be good to provide a figure study in the full character sheets of my characters from now on. This helps me better understand hands and feet, which is sort of a new style I'm trying out. I've been taking influence from J. Otto Siebold's work and have wanted to do nubby fingers and a wide, flat crotch for a while now. I know that sounds odd to say, but it's been on my mind. Also I've been trying to define how the neck attaches to the head. I've been doing large-jowled heads for a while now and I've never really had a good idea for how to connect the torso to the head without giving the guy a fat neck. I know it doesn't have to be perfect, but it looked odd when sculpted. So I've been needing to abstract my bodies more to accommodate.