Saturday, February 7, 2009

I haven't done a character sheet in a while. I don't have an animation background, but I am interested in continuity and fluidity of design. That's why I devour animation model sheets (not literally, most of them are circa 1940s and are probably worth a mint) ,for their display of characters from all angles and expressions. These are the featured characters in my submission for Teatrio this year. I'm a little behind, but not doomed yet!

I sketched these guys one time and got too uptight about it, resulting in stiff drawings. So I went back, looked through animation books, observed my girlfriend Jen kicking ass at drawing characters at lightspeed for her animation class, and did some life drawing. Once I was relaxed and nailed how the characters were constructed, I gave the finals a shot again and they flowed. Nice how prep work accomplishes that.

P.S.- to my followers, I can not name these people if my life depended on it. Save me. Some people have the gift, but I've been procrastinating in that one area. So far they are Coach, Sporty Girl, and Larvae Boy. XD


Chris said...

I think Radagast (as in the Brown) would be good for the top one, if it's not copyrighted by Tolkien. Otherwise some sort of great leader or wizard from a similar tale.

For the girl, Gazella or Ammodorcas (scientific names for Gazelles/Antelopes, from wikipedia).

Maybe Coach F for the last (short for Frzyzewski), like Coach K but worse.

Just off the top of my head - hope they get some creative juices flowing.

MATT said...

i like the turnarounds, dude!

Charla Pettingill said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, Tim! These look great. I always enjoy seeing what you've come up with!