Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Some stuff

A brief attempt at designing the human girl character for my project. In an ideal world I'd like to do a lot more sketching and experimenting, but the touslehaired ginge that appeared seems to fit quite well, in my mind at least. And then I drew the demon girl character all grown up, for no good reason. Still playing around with a style of suggesting forms and whatnot with a limited amount of information, probably because I've been watching too many cartoons.
That aside, cartoons can be pretty inspiring, especially if Genndy Tartakovsky is involved. Anyone remember Samurai Jack? Some fantastic stuff came out of that, courtesy of Scott Wills, Dan Krall and Bill Wray. Have a Google, have a gander. 

P.S. Every time I glance at the second image of mine the colour(s) makes me think of Penelope Pitstop. Might have to watch Wacky Racers.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Tee hee hee

I was watching some of that old animated batman last night and just had to draw Harley Quinn, she's a hilarious villain.
Tried out a wee signature too.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Settle down for god's sake

So I seem to have changed what I'm doing for my project for the fourth time now. First I was doing a girl and a dark knight, then it was a kid meets a drunken pumpkin, then it was an incompetent scarecrow chasing some stubborn crows, and now it's about a little demon girl meets a little human girl. Goddamn.
Posting a few sketchbook pages showing the progression of the demon girl's character design and then a quick go at it in photoshop. Trying to aim for just an average if curious little girl, who just happens to also be a demon. I do like her gaptoothed smile quite a bit.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Perhaps, perhaps not

I've kind of derailed myself from my current project by thinking that I might want to do an animation, and that's thrown up a whole hornets' nest of ideas and problems and now I can't seem to pin any concept down anymore. So for the sake of posting something, here're a couple of animation tests I've been idly doing in PAP (they look a lot smoother there, but saving as a gif seems to make the frames quite disobedient).
Been reading some books about animation, specifically one called "The Illusion of Life" by a couple of the old school Disney animators, and it's pretty much animation's answer to the Bible. And a nice jaunt through history back when Disney was the tip top animation studio, it's a shame that they've lost the qualities that made them Disney in the first place, though at least Pixar have taken up the reins of those ideals.
So I might do an animation. What's the subject?

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Darn Tootin'

Here we are, a burly pal for the cowgirl below. I'd like to cover him in ridiculous guns at some stage but I can't seem to be arsed right now. Think I'm a call him Shotgun Gristle McGee.

Hey howdy hey

I was sketching random character designs last night at half past stupid in the morning last night as I couldn't sleep, and refined a sketch of a cowgirl into this. The style's not something I'm that used to, influenced most likely by the work of Derek Yaniger (Did a lot of stuff for cartoon network back in the day, have a gander at, but I quite like it.
I think she needs a big burly sidekick.