Final Pieces- Self directed Project

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For my Four final pieces I put together character and landscape design boards with a lot of the drawings I had produced. I put them together to hopefully show progression and each had the same layout, the images getting more developed as you move up the board eventually reaching the final main design.I wanted to show my progression through the project and hopefully the viewer could see how each image developed into the next and how I improved throughout.

I would’ve had the boards look a little more professional or maybe have a small book printed with my designs notes in there, a lot like a concept art book, however this would have cost a lot more. I think the same idea is put across with the way I have presented it, however maybe the addition of more notes would’ve made the idea more readable.

Final Pieces- Self directed Project

Character Design Sheets

fey finished design sheet!!!!!!!!!! merged

faun king finished design FINISHED!!!merged

centaur deisgn sheet merged

I used The Dragon Age concept art book to inspire these three pieces, which are the three final design sheets for each character. I am really happy with each of these pieces and I am also happy with how much my digital work has improved. I wanted each of these sheets to show the important elements of each character, along with the images I provided a short description of their character and their roles in the story.

Improvement will only come from more experience using digital processes, which from now on I will incorporate within my future projects.

Character Design Sheets

Character belongings.

sword colour crownstaffs 11225562_10153841004763082_1465033655_nI have begun sketching out ideas for character weapons and belongings. I am really happy with the digital drawing of the sword, I found it extremely hard to depict the texture of metal and the light on the object. However for a simple design I think i did this well and I am starting to prefer working digitally to just by hand. The other images are not as successful as that however I spent a lot less time on those.

Character belongings.

Designs for third Character

-The King-

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Reading up on Narrative Theory and Vladimir Propp’s idea that every Character has a given role. e.g. the hero, the princess, the bad guy, I decided that my evil character would have a predictable look to him and I would focus less on his character and more on his design. These are a few of the first sketches for the King. The top two here were created digitally, I took me a while to even know how to work photoshop, however with more practice I think I will pick it up. I am currently happy with the progress I am making even though I have a lot of improvement to make.

Designs for third Character

Designs for other characters. First Sketches.

-The centaur-

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These are some of the first ideas I had for the second character, A young centaur. I have found it easier to maintain a similar facial design with this character, perhaps because he has a strong jaw line and key features such as his ears, freckles and sunken eyes.

So far I have enjoyed drawing this character more than the last, I feel I can experiment with him more colour wise and explore detail in things such as his armour and weapons. However I still haven’t mastered character design to a standard I am happy with. I will start working digitally soon to expand my use of media, but also as I believe its key in character design practice.

Designs for other characters. First Sketches.

Character sketches

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Continuing to sketch ideas for characters, but struggling to design the faces so that she looks how I want her to look, and look the same every time I draw her. I believe if I  continue my research of other character designers it will help with this process, particularly artists such as Glen Keane who have create iconic characters and have been drawing characters for such a long time. I need to study elements of the face, how proportions work and angles of the head. I have attended Life drawing classes to help this however they have focused more on the body rather than the face.

Character sketches