November 6, 2010

LipSync Character Design

Our last assignment in DFA was to draw a caricature of our self. We had a couple class sessions where we went through everybody in the class and we all drew each other for ten minutes at a time. Below I have some drawings of my classmates I did

Here are some drawings that my classmates did of me

The next few pages are just some experimentation I did with face shapes before moving on to trying to make it look more like me

For the turnaround, the 3/4ths view had to be in an "attitude" pose, so I did some quick poses before picking the one I liked best
This is the line drawing for my caricature
I did a quick color study for this assignment, I had a tough time deciding if I wanted to go with blonde or dark hair. It's kind of funny, the new teachers I have this year have no idea that I'm actually a blonde :)

I finally decided to go with my new hair because it's more unique with the blonde sections I have, it'll be fun to make later on

Before moving on to doing a fun-on color painting of the 3/4ths drawing, I did a value painting. That's means just shades of gray.

This is the final with color
(click the picture to enlarge)

I really liked the way this turned out, and when I get free time I want to fix a couple things. I would have gotten an A instead of an A- if I had time to make a few tweaks. Like adding a specular highlight on the eyes, fixing the fingers in the drawing, and working a little more on painting over the lines in the hands. The whole point of the color painting was to see a preview of how it will look in 3D, to see the volume.

The last assignment we have in Concept is to take this caricature we developed in DFA and create a 15 second story animatic. We're going to come up with a story situation, write a script, and then record our voices in the sound room.

THEN... next semester we take our design and our story, and we're going to animate it in our CA class. So come April 2011, you're gonna see me on the big screen :D

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