10/24/10

Character Designs

Alright, this project was for Character Design 1 with Hong Ly and Kevin Chen, two of the most amazing teachers we've had so far at ACCD. Our classes are on Saturday from 9AM to 4PM, but it seems like it just never lasts long enough. The projects are fun, the crits are amazing, it's really great. Here was our first of two projects this term: A miyazaki movie in an animated stlye- anything from Dexter's Lab to Samurai Jack to Pixar or Dreamworks was our range, so for a large change of pace I attempted to do something 'Dreamworks' like. I'm not happy with the designs still, and the final poses I chose are extremely static, but I can't afford time in term to fix that stuff now, it's on to new projects! I'm going to post the development sketches as well so people have some insight on to how I arrived at the finals: As a final note- there were definitely good and bad sketching days, but I've decided not to edit the worse ones for the sake of transparency. Also, for the final renders there is no 3d used, only 2 or 3 photo-textures to add some insta-realism.
















10 comments:

Betsy Bauer said...

Really cool stuff, Justin. I'd love to see you try some more cartoony stuff in the future!

Dilanka S said...

Nice Renderings Justin. Like the Cast Theme.

Keep going!

-D

Nik said...

sweet style you got goin on these Justin!
Some of your earlier sketches captures Lady Eboshi's intensity a bit more, but these are all great nonetheless!

James(Luke) said...

Killer stuff Justin, I enjoy the sketches a lot

Gray Rogers said...

Excellent!!!

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

nice job justin, i dig the last image, that fat dude is lovely

Arron said...

Damn nice job, Justin!

Claire C said...

Loving the Pixar/cartoon influence! Princess Mononoke is my favorite Ghibli film : )

Jeremy Canton said...

Love your work man! :)

I skimmed down to see that 2hue painting test - that is a brilliant exercise! You dudes at Art Center get some bad ass training >.<

Gary said...

bro' you amazed me with this post !!!
this is insanely awesome!
congrats!