Some Heads I did on a sheet for fun. I like some of them, but I'm a little disappointed. I see my weakness popping up here, which was what I was trying to fight when I did these: not enough variety. I look at other designers stuff and its wildly varied in size and shape while I fall into Disney blandness too easily. Just complaining here, don't try and talk me out of it! Its rainy right now, sorry. ...
The TV show I'm working on, a relaunch of SUPERBOOK, needed a toddler character to reek havoc on the teens that are babysitting him. I did this design up fairly quickly as reference to use for the storyboards I need to create for that sequence.
He's not a "furry", he's just a child that acts like animals.
WAHOO! I finished the manuscript (120 pages) for my next book: "Character Mentor"! I have tons of drawings I still need to do for it, but to celebrate, here is a bunch of character heads floating! This is for a section about eye direction, so maybe it will make more sense in contex.
Dans le mégazine Tchô! "163 de décembre-janvier qui est sorti depuis une semaine, Bichon, le petit garçon sensible et héros de ma bande-dessinée, n'est pas seulement en couverture mais aussi dedans et il y bouscule sans le faire exprès...Mylène Farmer !! D'ailleurs son nouvel album "Monkey Me" sort le 3 décembre prochain!
Devenez FAN de BICHON sur FACEBOOK : [link] et sur son BLOG : [link]
Did these today and thought I'd share. Stop reading now if you have no interest in learning my workflow.
Okay! So these are development sketches for one of my characters, Theodore. I very recently got his face and hair right, so now it was time to get his body size and shape right — you know, once and for all so I can redraw him consistently in the future.
The drawings are numbered in the order in which they were drawn. Numbers 1-5 appear as they were on the A4 page I was working on, while number 6 was drawn on the next page. They're all in proportion to each other, too.
1. I draw Theodore's upper body freestyle, correcting bits and pieces until he looks right — like how I see him in my head. I knew from the start I wanted him to be broad-shouldered and tall, but not muscular. (I often base parts of my characters on people I know, and in this case his upper body is based on a particularly tall friend of mine, so my eye recognizes it when I get it right. )
2. Now I draw his body freestyle. I do my best to use basic shapes, in this case triangles and rectangles. I make sure to draw his hair every time, too, since the bush on his head will make his body appear smaller.
3. I test his shoulder width to the extreme just in case. I find that a three-head shoulder width looks too far-fetched.
4. I try a two-head shoulder width and it looks good rough. I also play around with his overall height, but nothing too serious yet. The shoulders are what I want to get right first and foremost.
5. In a more refined sketch, I see two-head shoulder width only just misses the mark. I do, however, establish that he looks great with a 7-head height and a waist the width of his head.
6. Finally I settle on placing his shoulders at the three-quarter mark on either side of his head. You'll see that here his shoulders are only slightly wider than on number 1, and I wanted to push his shoulder width as far as I could, so I'm happy.
This is as far as I'll go in terms of making a reference sheet for this character. I can now rest assured that as long as I keep these drawings safe, I can always come back and redraw Theodore for many years to come.
Crits, Comments and Questions are more than welcome!
Here are a few drawings I've done during study breaks these past two weeks.
We've got Gangfield, the typical showman, going a little overboard with being on Arina's pirate ship (pun intended). Then Gangfield on Theodore's shoulders yelling at the sky. Gangfield trying to be intimidating. Gangfield and Dennis rehearsing their magic show. Then of course some drawings of DENNIS THE TALKING RAT!!!
I'm actually having Gangfield go through a bit of a redesign. Nothing major, just refining some of his features to make his design more streamlined. The front-view pic of him in the middle-left is hopefully the direction I'll be going in. What do you guys think? It's veeeery slight, but I promise, it's different from the usual!
Please forgive the infinite number of anatomical mistakes. I drew these sort of in a flurry to let some steam off. I'm especially embarrassed about Gangfield's right arm in the bottom pic. I don't know what I was thinking.
Thanks to the uniform fashions of the 1800s, all my Valiard Mansion characters are *this* close to sharing the same silhouette—especially the male characters. So now it's nice to have them express themselves a little more in a modern context.
Ruth would definitely be a compulsive shopper with super extravagant (read: gaudy) taste. And I really wanted to draw Theodore's flip flops, but I ran out of paper. I bet he'd wear flip flops. Gangfield would look awesome in jeans! Plus I like the idea of him always listening to music using big headphones, so both he and Dennis can hear. And Adam would border on hipsterism, though I doubt he'd even care.
Really just done for fun. All this studying is going to my head.
Their default 1880s designs can of course be seen here:
Can't find a decent one of Gangfield, though. I owe that character some serious love.
Here's a new peek into the development of No Zombies Allowed. This was the first pass I did for the Heroes that may appear in the game. We intended for them to be in from the start but shifted priorities at one point to nail down some other elements. drew on this pass too, but these are just mine. I'll let him post his up separately.
We submitted about 32 sketches on the first pass, they were then narrowed down, and we moved to finals. One of which you can see on Ryan's page here: [link]
I'm pretty excited about this ...I passed the 2000 daily sketch mark just a few days ago. It feels like a fairly big milestone for me, so I might just take a break for a bit to consider what I want to do next.
Have a GREAT day everybody and see you all later. Cheers
The little red riding hood - concept - Dopo questa piccola preview, non ce n'è saranno altre (su tutti i nuovi lavori del portfolio) A Novembre pubblicherò tutto - After this little preview, there will be no other (on all the new work of the portfolio) In November publish everything