Monday, June 29, 2009

New Character Stuff

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.

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