Friday, 23 December 2011

@ Alan: Problem with Pole Vector

Alan, I am currently rigging my detective character and have encountered a problem with the pole vector. When I attempt to constrain the leg IK and the pole vector ctrl, as in the tutorial, nothing happens and I get this message:

Error: Handel must be valid and use rotate plane solver.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Whale/Walrus Creature Concept

Just for fun, I decided to do a digital painting of the Whale/Walrus creature I created in a character design class.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Character Design Bible

Design Bible

I have completed my character design bible and given the show a title. It is named after the shows McGuffin Alhazred's Map.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Alhazred's Map

This was a character design based project in which I was given the task to create three characters, a hero, sidekick and a villain. The characters were to be for a show based on a mash of two genres, chosen at random.  The genres chosen for me were pirates and Arabian nights.
Captain Hashim (Hero)

Horus (Sidekick)

The Sultan (Villain)

Design Bible
Design Bible

Friday, 11 November 2011

Horus: Concept Development

Taking on board what I have learned about bird anatomy in a character design lesson, I have adjusted my design for Horus slightly.  Using the wings as arms means I was able to create a far more expressive pose that better reflects his character.
Colour Concept

Original Drawing

Concept Showing Hashim & Horus Together 

This is to show the contrast of personality, and to give an idea on the dynamics of the two characters relationship.