Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More character?

Character Design for myself is really a love hate relationship. It takes me a long time to get something I enjoy and even then I never feel like I have pegged a character. It usually end up with me giving up and accepting the point I have come to with the drawing I have done. I am still looking for a character here, and I think this is better then my previous attempts. Animating the run Below was fun, but I don't feel like the character is there yet, so I continue drawing until I find something that works for me.

Sticky note drawings galore I will keep trying to post . I need to start fooling around with color.

6 comments:

Ken said...

I find character design a challenge too mate and know exactly what you mean! Just keep pushin those shapes...

craig said...

right back at ya Dan. It's good to be back brother! You've been busy I see. Cool to see the hand drawn anim.

Andy said...

Here's the thing I love about these... they're unconventional.

As long as you stay away from lazy conventions (or "style" as some people call it), and focus on strong principles and basics, you can surprise people with how much they are attracted to your characters.

Also; use bigger images god dammit! Those stickies are smaller than actual size for Christ's sake!

C.B. Canga said...

thanks for the feedback dan. nice work on this blog. keep it up. stay creative.

i'll talk to you more later.

Peter Breese said...

Boy oh boy to I know what you're talking about! Sometime that image that is so freakin' clear in your mind just doesn't translate to your hand. Or worse, you can't make up your mind enough to even get to your hand. Keep truckin' - great stuff, I'll make sure to keep checking in.

Hey, thank you for your words on my blog! Cheers broheme.

crylic said...

Yeah, im with Andy, post bigger images. I meant to comment on these a while ago but blogger was being a little bitch and then I forgot. Regardless, these are going in the right direction for sure man, the top left with that awesome mouth shape and crazy eyes is pure gold man, more of that. The one on the top right is awesome but the other one has sooo much more character.