Posts tagged character design
Posts tagged character design
Decided to draw a line up of western folk! I had a lot of fun drawing them! :)
For my latest visual development project I chose to take the classic comic strip story “Little Nemo in Slumberland”, written by Winsor McCay, and place it in India. Nemo is based in modern day India and taken to the magical world of Slumberland which is styled in the vein of the Arabian Nights. I chose to center on character development and costume design for this project.
For this week’s homework in Design Process I was challenged by my teacher to take a more realistic approach to my Evil Drag Queen character design after seeing my sketches from last week. I definitely learned a lot about how to render human anatomy and fabric, and ended up with an illustration that is probably the best I’ve ever painted so far :)
For this week’s homework for my Design Process 2 class, we were given a series of character types and told to create a character and a prop centered around that theme. One of the character types was “Evil Queen” and for some reason I kept imagining an Evil Drag Queen, so I just went with it!
Once upon a time there lived a young prince who lived in a beautiful palace with his mother the queen and father the king. However unlike most princes, he didn’t enjoy dressing like a prince, and preferred to dress like a princess. One fateful day he was caught in the act of wearing one of his mother’s gowns and was severly punished by his father. The prince was told never to dress in gowns and crowns ever again and to act like the respectable prince he was expected to be.
Many years passed and the prince’s father grew ill and died. The prince, was crowned king, but instead made himself queen. Without the threat of his parents looming over his head, the prince, now queen, dressed in the most flamboyant of fashions. He made a decree that all men would now dress as woman, and all woman would dress as men. If these demands were not met, they would be punished by death. The queen wanted his subjects to feel the pain and frustration he felt all those years, being forced to act in a way that didn’t feel genuine.
Shortly into the reign of the new queen, the people of the kingdom revolted. They took over the castle and captured the queen. The queen was publically executed by guillotine, in the way his idol, Marie Antoinette, was killed. He didn’t mind, to him, that would be the most fabulous way to go.
Kidnapped by the Dastardly Red Knight!
Another doodle for the Cup o’ Doodle blog!
In their youth, the old woman and her husband were fierce warrior mages. After a battle that left their village destroyed, they remained in the village to avenge their people. Emotionally scared from the battle, everyday the old woman wakes up and stands at the outskirts of the village to wait for the enemy to return. But they never come. Her husband stands by her side, emotionally drained from trying to convince her to move on after so many years.
I don’t draw enough old people so this was fun!
“Credible Lightning Spirit Girl who wears armor and hates color” from that Monster Generator App.
I really liked how she turned out. In profile she has a mohawk of light bulbs, her hair is static shock, and she carries a spark plug sword. There will probably be more drawings of her in the future :)
Frankenstein Boy and Girl. Dr. Frankenstein was a world renowned fashion designer, putting together looks that no one had ever seen before. For his fall collection he was having troubles finding the perfect models to wear his line for the runway show. Instead of wasting another minute auditioning new models he decided to take matters into his own hands and create his own models. Putting his master sewing skills to work, he created a male and female model in the image of what he felt were the perfect man and woman.
Frankenstein Boy and Girl are currently dating, ever since they first laid eyes on each other they couldn’t be separated. They don’t speak to others very much, preferring each other’s company. They have become very successful in the high fashion scene, and are well known for their awkward “broken doll” poses. Their signature look is in their eyes. When looking at the camera their eyes express innocence and confusion. Fashion and modeling is all they’ve ever known, but sometimes, they wish they could break out of the industry and explore the rest of the world.