Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sketchbook Quickie - Disconnected, Fashionable People with Vacant Expressions

Here are some cool guy drawings of some cool guys.


If you know me at all, you know that I cannot seem to break my fixation on animals, including extinct animals. Anyway here's another one. I am learning some new coloring techniques, since i need some desperately. But i didn't use them this time.
I set it a bit low, in a little more gator-like squat. It's wrong, cynodonts and gorgonopsids are more straight-legged like modern quadrapedal mammals. But i wanted the eery reptilian movement of our mammalian's ancestry to show through.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketchbook Quickie - Japan Stock Character Types

I don't like to post more than once in the same day, but i did!!! Guh!

Just some fun playing with some of the awesome stock character imagery of Period-era Japanese mangas! I love the scenarios of Japanese history- such an interesting mix.

Some Visual Design for "Dino Boy"

The main hero for this animatic was meant to be an accessible, generally-relatable little boy character we are used to seeing in most television series and games. I didn't want to give him too many extreme features. The more identifiable the better, and the more general, the more kids can feel that they are like or know a kid like him.

In some cases, this is a good thing for a protagonist. He's a kid who saves his parents by befriending dinosaurs- a basic idea but the appeal is core. I wasn't sure what kind of adventures he'd have, so i tried out a lot of different looks. Spy, army guy, etc.