Nanna the Web Knitter is a character I'm intending to fully animate soon. This is her first digital colour design and I am working with colour and shape right now.
Her story is going to be fairly simple but I'm going to really work on colour and environment for it, as well as try a new method of animation I've never done.
Thanks for looking! :)
Some very rough and very quick drawings of hands - most of them are of my left hand during a class but after about 3 minutes I'd have to move it to continue my lesson. I need so much more practice with hands, as you can see it's one area I really intend to work hard on!
Awful composition, I know, but I liked the spine in the middle.
Some colour experiments on birds from my sketchbook. Pencils and digital colour.
(I miss having a scanner, not long till my birthday though!)
This took around 30 minutes total. Not too sure about it for now but will post and look at it again in the morning :)
Raquel is part of Nick's story - so her normal form is a raccoon. I drew all the main characters as humans to fully bring across the ideas of their defining features and what they would look like without the fur and big heads.
This is Raquel, not a friend of Nick's but not an enemy either.
Call her a forced acquaintance.
The 'final' one - the coloured one - isn't finished but if I dont sleep now I fear my eyes may drop out. It's like the Cintiq is poking them they hurt that much! Needs much more depth and something more interesting - still a way away!
Also planning to change her mouth back to the same as the sketch, but the fatigue monster made me play it safe. Will repaint tomorrow :)
I decided to visualise quickly 'Inspiration' and 'Art Block'
Inspiration is a temptress, promising an eternal relationship.
Art Block hides behind her shame, seeking comfort in idleness and lack of life.
I was thinking of characterising these two, could be interesting y/n?
Nick the Raccoon. Story is really not fleshed out enough yet, but I can tell you he's a thief and his best friend is a glow worm named Tickles. He's got a love interest who is unnamed but is a pain in the arse and generally not very nice. She's a mechanic and abhors crime - which is where our anti-hero clashes.
I was requested to draw a raccoon by a kid at school and all week I've been drawing Nick (who was working-titled Ralph at one point). Sometimes he wears a scarf, but he likes to collect umbrellas.
Trying to come up with an ethical reason for thievery is not easy. I dont really want him to fall into the Robin Hood trap. I like the idea of having a main character who's not innocent.
Expect more Nick, Tickles and Unnamed Female Character soon.
Going to do a new project called 'Ugly Cuties' (working title) which turns 'ugly' animals cutesy - of course all forms of life are beautiful, but some are more aesthetic than others, and I'm wanting to use my useless skill of cutesy-ing everything and apply it to a project!
I am ever so grateful to a lovely site company called Gallereo.com - in particular Emma McMillan - who have helped me build a rather snazzy site (their portofolio websites are so great to use!) and they've been kind to feature me on their website!
So here's a certain squirrel saying 'Thanks!' to Emma and the team! It's not much, but I'm so happy with the service they provide that I felt like doing something!
Also this squirrel got us into trouble with a Lord Sugarbot on Twitter (HAHAHA)