Now that I'm jobless, I can go to Disneyland however much I want... which is like... everyday. Since there's no AC at home, I'd rather just hang out at the park. It's pretty nice :) I've actually really taken to watching the various musical/performance groups around both Disneyland and DCA. I'm planning on sketching ALL of them!!! :D I'm starting with the Bootstrappers in New Orleans Square. They're pretty awesome :) Here are some sketches of Grieving Tim, the accordion player. I REALLY LOVE how all the pirates moveeee. Very... piratey :) I am soooo glad Disneyland exists.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
So, when people see this, they usually say something like "Wha? Scrooge is a woman? What is this?" and yes. For our redesign project, David made us design Scrooge as a woman, and one of the ghosts as an animal. Anyway!
I still have a lot to do for this project... I really fell in love with it after really thinking about the story :) You can really change it a lot, just thinking about the premise of Scrooge as a female. Women deal with many different things, especially emotional things. I had a lot of fun coming up with a story I could relate to more. You know, as a woman.
I definitely plan on going back and refining these, designing the whole cast and adding color. I'm just posting this because it's my presentation for class tonight. I didn't finish nearly as much as I wanted to finish, but boy did I learn a lot about the character design process. That's the most valuable thing :) I think this class made me realize everything I still have to learn to be adequate... so I'm going to go into MAJOR study mode now.
Especially because I just quit my job :D (Last day was August 10! WHOA!) Time to chase those dreams, Elora! :)
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I really need to learn how to draw animals... it's great that David's forcing us to make one of our ghosts for our Scrooge project an animal. I chose turning the Ghost of Christmas Present into a moose. Too bad I don't really know how to draw moosies yet. T__T Thought it would be worth it to chronicle my struggles on here. I know they're not really expressing too much personality right now and they all look really similar--gonna definitely work on that for sure. I think today was reserved for just learning how to draw the body structure of a moose and getting comfortable with that. Hopefully the final result is decent. xD
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
More development sketches on my female Scrooge for David Colman's character design class! It's getting down to the wire here so I'm trying to come up with a concrete concept. Copied and pasted from class blog~
The world of the past is a big focus in my story, and it was easier to design her after I understood her progression :) These still need work, but I wanted to move on to present Scrooge. I could spend forever on these!
Present ScroogeI know I probably need to work on the costumes a bit more in terms of wrinkles, folds and drapery, but I feel like I've at least got a design that I like enough to continue exploration with. Still gotta do those expression sketches though, and also more variations on her hair. I want to make it look more like a hermit crab. Her hair is a representation of her progression, so it's essentially one of the most important parts of her design.
Alright... here's all my nasty diarrhea of the pen.
Fannie/Ghost of Christmas Past Concepts
My Ghost of Christmas Past is actually going to be Scrooge's sister Fannie...these are probably too cutesy though. I want to make them more whimsical and flowy... she looks too alive here--I want to make sure she looks like a ghost.