After a week at the Bradford Animation Festival, I'm all inspired and want to be CREATIVE as possible! only problem is that I have Skyrim also, so I've sent myself away to Gateshead to work and decided to just draw a lot of random characters to get back into quick loose character design sketching (which i love to do so much) anyways, here are all the ones i did today, plus an extra of a hooligan boy.
Here's two results of character designs i've developed after a frustrating week trying to come up with a look i'm happy with. the one on the right is finally a look i'm happy with for that particular character, who has never been drawn the same twice because i've never been happy with the look. My plan is to get final FINAL designs done for all the characters like this, and get them done digitally.
Here's a line up of some of the characters i've been developing lately and havn't worked on since April. Now that i've no immediate work on the go this month, i've decided that i have to devote all my time to personal work.
I've decided to upload some of the illustrations I've been working on for a children's book about a group of kids in the 19th Century who worked in mines. Hopefully these will be the first of many more book illustration commissions i get in the future.
here is the final rendering of an illustration of most of the main and supporting characters i've come up with recently for a project i want to get working on over the summer.Could have spent more time making each character's grime and dirt better and made a nice background but i need to stop concentrating more on this project and focus on others that i'm close to completing.
I spent today drawing and colouring my characters rather than doing paid work. still have loads to do on this but will leave it at this for the moment.
Heres a rough sketch of my main and supporting characters for a story i'm trying to develop about 4 to 15 year olds building their own society in POST APOCALYPTIC ness. yes i've stepped into that world but theres not going to be the usual crap in that genre like mutants, lazers, goggles and jazz music. Im trying to make it character driven rather than content driven. so heres all but three of the essential characters all together in one shot. from left to right, Sheriff Reynolds, the Clawson twins, Callum, Andrew, The Mullan family, David, Kerry, Francis (with sister Karrie sleeping)and Ryan and finally Elisha. I need to add Martin, Mark (who ive not finalized yet) and Boyd but ive already drawn her sitting anyway so ill just add that drawing after when im ready to draw it neatly and colour it.
here's some sketchy drawings of some main and supporting characters of a story idea i'm trying to develop. I have my big idea and know how i want things to pan out but i want the story's to be character driven so i'm spending more time and effort making them as interesting and dynamic as i can. heres a few new ones anyways.
Just the characters coloured, unfortunately my tablets still messed up and lost its pressure sensitivity so this is about as detailed as i can get. Think i may need to invest in a new tablet.