This week was a very enjoyable week, if a little tiresome. We had the pleasure of being taught the fundamentals of character design by a guy named Justin whom worked as an animator for Disney.
It was very insightful, and he really helped me grasp the basic understanding so that I could take my character designs and really push them into something else.
I really worked hard in trying to pick as much information from Justin's brain as possible, and I really felt that I learnt a lot.
Below on the Left is a character design I did prior to this week, and on the right is a character design I did with Justin's guidance. You can really see the improvement in the pose and how much stronger it is.
Here are some of the fundamentals that Justin taught me:
My main idea for this project is to characterize the Gemini star sign. I don't want to do it in the traditional way, I want to take Gemini characteristics and base my characters around them. I also want to take the two female twin idea and put a very sensual theme to it, very taboo.
Main points of focus that I have right now are :
- Two Faces, opposites.
- Represented by the Air Sign.
- Alluring twin sisters.
This is very out of my 'comfort zone' and I believe this will be a nice challenge for me, and something entirely different. I have scribbled down a few ideas so far, and I am very optimistic about this project. Below is one of my main favorite ideas.