Friday, April 26, 2013

Thesis Design

So I suppose It is about time to start showing some of the development of my thesis.  The story is about  a space monkey that crashes on an alien planet and for the first time in his life has is free. It is ultimately about what is home. I'll start off with the girl (she has no name yet) who is the first person he befriends on the alien planet...

I'm still tweaking the shadows here and there, and will possible try out same costume changes, but for now here is her final design.

Here are the various different stages I went through to get to what is the final design

When I was sketching out the poses and doing the turn around her long hair was a nightmare to figure out.  It was either a pain to figure out interesting flow/shapes for the hair, or it covered the pose/ruined the silhouette.  So I gave her a "haircut" and immediately liked it much better.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The kids

You can probably guess who the mother is off of these...  The son is a whole lot less saturated than the daughter, and I'm not sure which way I prefer yet.  I may do some color adjustments later, but for now here they are.  Up next is the mom

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Being that I am in the middle of my thesis, and working on a collaborative project ( I still need to do something different in the middle of it all to keep myself from burning out on projects and deadlines... So here are a few sketches (one not so much a sketch as a finished character design) I've done on the past couple weeks.

 This guy is part of a family of monsters I designed.  I think I'm going to try to give each member this treatment over the next few weeks.