Saturday, 13 September 2014

Fan painting for paper animation and photoshop character design. {1 of 3}




The basis behind this character design was to produce a shapely figure that was both appealing and easy to duplicate in different poses for animation design. Possible gif loop after seeing this piece.

While producing character design for some fan artwork,
 RubberRoss AKA Ross, manages to make my design look like him!!!
All jokes aside, its not him. Its based on the design for  Pooch Proposal, a nice little animation project happening in Manchester.
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When i painted this, it reminded me very much of my dog, Holly. I changed the dogs design since then to fit what my friend wanted, for her fan artwork. The artwork was finished a while back, but i'd rather wait for them to post it before me on their Facebook page, because Spoilers.

Solo eyes, could be nice for a book cover, about love or something. 

I had a rule when painting this. Trust your eyes and not the canvas. So i painted this looking mostly at the reference material. Surprisingly, it gave a much greater sense of accuracy then trying to replicate it looking from picture to canvas very early on.