Monday, 14 January 2013

Concept Art

 So, I haven't been able to upload anything because the computers are stupid, and randomly decided to make it very difficult for me to show off my work.
So here are some of the things I've been working on, now that I can upload things again!

One of the things I've always wanted to animate is Roger Whittaker's song Darcy the Dragon
It's taken me a while to get to it though, since I was never really satisfied with the design I had at the time. There was a while I was designing Darcy in Flash, and had his character mostly roughed out. However I started my 3rd year at Redhouse, and put that on hold. I fished it out recently and decided that Darcy had to be re-designed. Here are some of the concept sketches. Near the bottom of the page,  I was beginning to feel like I was getting close.
I left the designs for a little bit, not wholly satisfied. When I came back to it,  I didn't feel as though the design did Darcy justice. So I started again, toying with different animals for inspiration, namely a goat, a duck and a Boxer Dog. Random, but that's what these sketches are for.
Finally, I managed to get to a design that I was happy with. This is the design I will use to animate (if all goes according to plan, so who knows.) Darcy the Dragon.

 Recently, a friend sent me a text about a number of random bottles in her house that were leaking. She said that a gnome must be poking holes in them. She suggested I make a cartoon about it. I'm hoping to do so, and if it is received well, I may attempt to do a series of it.
So here is some concept designs of what the gnome may look like.
I want the short to be in the style of a documentary, like 'the house hippo' commercials they had.
I'm not so sure on the hat though. Comments?
p.s the picture in the corner is of the gnome shot-gunning a pop

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