Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Char. Design assignment: Shape Drawings & Nature

The first part of the assignment was to draw loose shapes and then make them into character designs. It's definitely a fun creative exercise, but I think the most useful part of it is how it forces you to play with proportions. Since the dimensions are already set out for you, the challenge becomes to determine how to arrange things within that shape to make your character the most appealing. I can't say that I was entirely successful in picking the best proportions for these guys, but it was a lot of fun anyway.










I forgot to scan in the original shapes, so I included quick trace to show what I started with.









The other part of the assignment was to (after doing some drawing from nature) do some character designs incorporating elements from rocks, trees, and clouds. We had two photos we were supposed to base the character designs off of, which I didn't scan in. I didn't really use anything from them anyway, other than a loose gesture of the pose. Edit: Here's one of the pictures, anyway. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the rock guy to upload. Maybe later, then.

18 comments:

  1. These are great, Sam... I love the cook's pose, and that the other guy has a bird on a string. Since he has wings, I guess he can take his bird for a fly. Great characters... nice work.

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  2. You should paint this one. it has a really cool shape and character

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  3. the cooks pose is great! you can feel the fun hes having

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  4. Really cool Sam. I haven't done these things in a while, I might have to try them again. These are great!

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  5. Very nice, interesting exercises too... I love how the top gentleman has a bird on a leash :)

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  6. Really like the tree girl, great stuff Sam!

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  7. I really enjoyed your designs in class today, Sam. Great stuff. I love the old man angel.

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  8. These are superb.

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  9. Lovely stuff, Sam, still digging it. Your angel looks like a mystic from the Dark Crystal - kudos! :-D

    CJ

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  10. These are WAY imaginative Sam! Way to use what's given! Cook is my fave.

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  11. Sam I've got to say that I love looking at your "Tasty Art" I am glad some people have talent to create art thanks for sharing it with us.

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  12. neat!! i should try out some new shapes i don't usually use..

    thanks for sharing!

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  13. love these characters!

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  14. This is a truely great blog you have here! I'll be back for more!

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  15. These are fantastic! I especially love the tree nimh; very lovely. Very nice lines too.

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  16. Great characters with such clean line work!

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  17. Great characters with such clean line work!

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