Sunday, 14 October 2012

Another of the characters, 80s girl, drawn in a computerly, Marguerite Sauvage manner. The head of the first I traced from an earlier drawing I made with a dip pen (see blog post circa July 24th) the second two were drawn entirely on the computer. 

And the last of the characters is 3D, a stressed actress, not the best photographs though:


Yet Another Character

This time oil paintings of a butterfly headed detective guy.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

A few more characters

These next character's were created using the techniques of Shaun Tan, Sara Fanelli, and Gary Baseman. The Shaun Tan based creation was based on a manatee and the more features I added the more everything about the character seemed to alliterate, a moon manatee machine with a moustache.

Little Girl Character

The little girl character I created for our summer project, I made a dreadful mistake with her hand in the first image, I'd appreciate you ignoring it.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Character designs WIPs

   For one of my summer projects from uni I am to create design some characters and draw them using techniques of differen artists. These are some sketches towards a character using Shirley Hughes's techniques, at this point I have been working with just a few of her techniques to create some designs like these but I will introduce more of her techniques and materials (such as gouache and the way she uses line) once I've decided on a final design for the character. It's too fun drawing these children to pick one to move on.

   I had picked out a list of artists I wish to look at during this project and Dave McKean was not one of them but I was watching the film MirrorMask the other day which features many of his drawings and afterwards I wanted to draw some scratchy strange characters with dip pen and ink, so I did. I'm not sure whether I will use the characters in the final character designs, I thought it might be interesting to try and tie them in with other artists I'd planned on using and to try to render them in a more realistic way but we'll see. The first character would be a librarian and the second would be an inspector.

   I'd picked out several professions and personality traits to help create a range of characters, one of the professions was fisherman/woman which is the most recent I have been working on, these are a few thumbnails trying to work out her shape:

Pet Problems

   Welcome to the first post of my new blog, I am an illustration student just entering my third year of university, to start off my blog these are a collection of small illustrations created for a project named 28 Pet Problems from the end of my second year.

Here are eight of the twenty eight pet problems: