Sunday, October 3, 2021

CHARACTER DESIGN



Characters, props and creatures designed with appeal and target market in mind. As an artist I subscribe to the idea that shape variation combined with abstraction templates help produce hundreds of iterations.

PROCESS
DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION
ENVIRONMENT
SEEKING DYNAMISM IN COMPOSITION AND POSE
ABSTRACTION / CORRECTIONS
VALUES
COLOR FLATS
SHADOWS
LIGHTS
DETAILS





ABSTRACTION

Abstraction is an invaluable method to make my subjects more believable. I like for my initial sketches to allow me freedom to explore without being held up by the fundamentals. Once a concept has enough appeal I will trace it in another layer to look for guidelines and geometric angles that often make up shapes of shadows on the character. Applying this method to my work helps me think imaginatively and often helps my silhouettes read more clearly after I redraw the concept with adjusted proportions.

COLOR VARIATIONS








ENVIRONMENT

SKETCHES




Sketching is my favorite part of the creative process because I enjoy the gestural quality of quick, imperfect lines.

VECTORED





DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION