I have started modeling my pirate character a bit in Maya:
This week was all about finalizing our character in 2D before we start modeling it in a 3D software. The assignment stated
I started this week by completing the daily tasks, then I jumped to the main weekly assignment which was to first create a fully shaded/colored 3/4 pose of my pirate character. This was simple enough since I already knew how my character was going to look like with colors. I tried to keep attention to my characters personality and attributes when I did the colored posed version. I wanted him to look fearless, proud and hungry for power and riches. My character template helped me in order to get these details into the fully shaded model.
Afterwards I created a T-pose of my pirate in front, side and back view, I made these with line drawings only as the assignment requested. Lastly I combined these side-by-side in one image for easy access.
I feel ready to fully realize my character in 3D, the character is simple enough with some attention to details. I got a bit of an headstart since I have already started modeling my pirate in Maya. All in all this has been a blast since I love creating characters.
I used helplines in Illustrator to help me shape the side view of my character:
Tuesday and Thursday (03.01.2016 and 03.03.2016):
- Research and planning – 1 hour
- Create a character template – 15 minutes
- Research and get inspiration from different existing characters – 15 minutes
- Experiment with different details, clothing, colors, tones and props – 2 hours
- Finalizing the final character – 2 hours
- Observational drawings – 15 minutes
- Report and blog – 1 hour
Research and planning:
Observational Drawings – Daily tasks from day 2 and 5:
( Break out of the silhouettes and explore different clothing, props and hair styles for several of your best character designs.)
(Take three of your best characters and for each of them draw the final line concepts of three iconic poses each.)
(Explore your twelve characters’ different emotive states e.g. happy, sad, angry, frightened etc.)
(Fill in one final line drawing from each character into either color or greyscale)
(Do a T-pose rotation of one of your own characters (line drawing only))