Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Doodles for Lunch

The hand studies would slowly change into character and creature concepts.  Later I would start playing around with asymmetrical design in the body (not much of that seen here).  I would base it on human anatomy first then alter the spine and everything else.
I thought about how the design would stand in terms of balance - creating leverage with a heavier limb could work (kinda like those big-armed crabs) and maybe create an interesting movement.

Hands on a Train

Commuting by train use to eat a lot out of my time so I thought I'd put it to good use and practice hands.

I started doing quick studies of my hands (mostly my left) for about a month.  I would start by drawing the one hand pose multiple times then the last drawing would be exaggerated or stylized based on my previous sketches.

I also tried studies with progressive movements in the pose.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Character Development

Here I was still figuring out the look of the character.  I tried Frankensteining different animal attributes - frog, monkey and other agile animals to help develop his anatomy.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Character Movement


Here's a rough walk cycle I tried tonight of the big guy.  In separate layers, I did the blue first to get my leg positions and perspective down, then black to refine the weight in the legs, then red to sort the arms and head positions.

Monday, March 2, 2015