May 11, 2007

Critter sketches!

These were done to help me get an idea of how I wanted to draw the characters for the storyboard below. Not strong character design, probably, but at least it got me drawing the same mouse/weasel/stoat every time.
Martin and Badrang

Hisk and other baddies

Then I went back and used photo reference for these to get a feel for how the real animals are built... then I could see how much of that could be retained in an anthropomorphic design.



So then I touched up Hisk and Badrang, while figuring Gurrad out...

...and then finished it up with some architectural/conceptual notes.
Coming soon: probably my final animation from INDES 252. With actual sound. :P


6 comments:

Chris Welch said...

Hey, nice sketches! This stuff looks great. Love your style!

Anonymous said...

Love the style. I've always had a hard picturing bad guy stoars and weasels. Not anymore! :)

Anonymous said...

you should totally talk to brian jaques and do a graphic novel for him. your sketches are awesome. they look just like i imagined them.

Anonymous said...

I agree, a graphic novele for Brian Jaques would be awesome!! You should draw some Dragons!!!!>:P Grrrrr...

Olaf the Grey said...

These are great character designs! Best of luck with your degree. I don't know if you have seen Brett Blevins Graphic Novel of the first Redwall Novel, but you might enjoy.

From: An Animation Professor in Washington DC

dan said...

hey,
I'm a sculptor for a miniature wargaming company based out of Florida. You're illustrations are great. I'm working on visigoth rats right now and love the 'look' you gave these illustrations. The game is called 'Brush-fire'.