Thursday, 25 October 2012

Concept 4: Slight Alterations

I have altered the body shape slightly too hopefully make the neck area seem like its merging with the torso more seamlessly. I have also accessorized him a little with a more elaborate costume, bow tie and monocle.  

Monday, 22 October 2012

Five-Man: Concept 4

Following Alan’s feedback last week it was decided that my previous designs are a bit too cartoony. As suggested by Alan, I have looked at the design of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991). That design is notable because of the way it realistically incorporates the anatomy of many different animals. I have attempted to reflect that in this design.

In this version I have used a technique to create more realistic fur. I’m not sure if it works better or not.  

These are some of the reference images that I used.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Five Man: Concept 2

I need to somehow find a posture that suites both a snobbish personality and a struggle with his animal instincts. Although the addition of ill-fitting clothing helps, I’m not sure that the two aspects come across in this concept.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Quick Concept Drawings

I have made a few more sketches based on the silhouettes I put together.

Five-Man: Alternate Faces

I have been Experimenting with exaggerating facial features to try and give more personality to my previous design.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Quick Concept

I have drawn a concept sketch based on one of my silhouettes. I thought the silhouette suggested a slightly pompous character. I decide that this trait could be applicable to the Ape-Man/Five Man’ character from the story. He has a superior attitude because of his five fingers (he assumes he is more intelligent than the other Beast Folk). I have used lots of lines and a washed out colour pallet to try and replicate a Victorian pen and ink drawing. 

Ape-Man/Five Man

Silhouette Experiments

I have been trying to create interesting silhouettes using animal shapes. I’m not really sure about them for the most part. However, a few seem to have some personality that could be expanded upon.