Thursday, 21 April 2011
The Boy with a Million Faces... (but no name)
Basically what I'm doing today is working with shapes. At first I decided which shapes I like for the character, though I did have some preconceived notions of how I wanted him to look, such as not having a nose, simplistic eyes, being quite wide mouthed and toothy.
As I started messing about with the shapes I began settling on some constants, the large circular head, a pointy jaw, and sticky-out ears. Still working on the hair and the subtleties of the facial design, for example on the last drawing in this post, I noticed that moving the eyes and mouth closer together made for a younger looking character, and while the nose looker good on some characters it made the boy a bit more cute and likeable, so that's a no-go.
Another post to follow shortly, after pilates me thinks, so watch this space.