The final project for my Digital Imagery classes was to create a set of 6 illustrations inspired by some of the elements of the period table. I chose the elements Gold, Silver, Hafnium, Lead, Meitnerium, and Terbium. Three had to be character designs and the other three had to be environment-inspired designs. Some of these illustrations were inspired by chemical characteristics or make-up of the elements rather than their physical attributes.
It’s been a fast four years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I am finally graduating along with fellow classmates. Our Entertainment Design Senior Show is going to be on Friday, May 8th starting at 7pm. There will be animations, comics, and films!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/880655255331821/
A short illustration project featuring two figures from history or culture and showing them fight one another. Each student was divided into groups of two and were given a pair of figures. I received the fight between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, and the character I focused on was Steve Jobs. Below is a character model sheet of Jobs and three illustrations showing the pair’s fight.
Project Scope: create three diverse characters reflecting aspects from three different states.
Time frame: 1 week
— Three character turnarounds with four facial expressions
— Two 10″x8″ illustrations featuring all three characters interacting in an environment.
For this project, I decided to create a family of bears. I chose the states California, Montana, and Alabama to work with. The state mammal for California and Montana is a grizzly bear and for Alabama was a black bear.
I will be posting a few preliminary sketches of the characters from The Collection comic on my blog in the next few weeks. I feel that understanding and seeing the process that goes behind an art form is often times more important than the finished product itself. For this story, I had to sketch out 100 drawings of my main characters (Duab and Muaj) to get a better understanding for what they will look like. Not only does drawing your character 100 or more times helps you figure out what your character will look like, it will also help you learn to draw your character more consistently (which is very important in comics).
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In my Digital Imagery Studio class we were given a project to create a series of fairy characters and illustrations. There was a Summer Fairy Court and a Winter Fairy Court. Both courts had to include four characters. Characters needed to be diverse and have distinct silhouettes and personalities. The deliverables for the project are eight character turnaround model sheets, two illustrations of each court, and eight illustrations of at least three characters from either court interacting in the scene.