Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Week 3 - Pre production - Character Design (Patsy)

Patsy Jacket Colour Test




Max's Jacket

After feedback we decided to make it more blue.
Below is a test of the options up against a concept piece by Pheobe.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Week 3 - Pre Production - Character Design (Patsy)

Here are the turn arounds and expression sheets for both Max and Patsy. I love how far that these characters have come from early designs to what will eventually look like in motion.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Week 2 - Production - Animation (Land and Power)

After doing the test shot for Tim he gave me another shot to work on that is going to build up to a proper shot within the film. It involves the mother in profile digging. I have begun to rough it out. I used video reference to build up the key poses and sketched them out and worked out the rough skeleton.

From these sketches I filled it out in Flash and started to fill in the in-betweens.

I am pleased with the progress I have made so far. The next bit is to get her face the camera and wipe her brow then dig one more time. So it will ultimately go two digs, wipe brow and then one more dig. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Week 2 - Pre Production - Character Design (Patsy)

Today I have been focusing on the design issues with Max and Patsy. After a meeting with the director we found aspects of Max that I had begun to re-design that were working so I started to develop him a bit more. 

After settling on the structure of the face I began to make some variations on the hairstyles. 

Here are some final look sketches that I am pretty pleased with. I think it shows a nice progression.

Next up was Patsy. I have decided now that I have begun to soften up Max that the same thing needed to happen to Patsy. So I started to do a few thumbnails of softer face shapes. Looking at the Hogarth Hughes from the Iron Giant.

I am really pleased with his final look. We wanted him to look like he wants to act older like Max but he just isn’t there yet which is communicated in his clothing which is very mature for his age.