Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Character color palette

Here are my character color palettes. I thought i would use my block color to do this. These are proberly going to be my Final characters.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Cheshire cat

I thought i would have a go at coloring in my cheshire cat drawing using photoshop CS3. Quite happy with the out come. Need to practice on shading and fur detail

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Own work-experimenting

These are just idea i had from different research, thought i would try my painted little red riding hood against a photo background. I really like the effects and how it makes the photoshop image stand out.

Own work

I'v been practicing drawing my own characters and using photoshop. I though i would use a halloween theme as its coming up to that time of year. I still need a lot of practice in photoshop with shadow, perspective and using photoshop properly, i will hopefully learn by doing and looking at tutorials.


I decided to look at my characters in block color as i wanted more of a simple looking design, the characters look more 3 dimentional with shading but they look alright in block color as well. I will proberly use this if my idea gets chosen.

This is an example of my storyboard, i have managed to finish this and complete my storyboard. Im not great with angles and doing different views on the characters, i'm quite happy with the outcome though.

Monday, 18 October 2010

This my own dinosaur design which i colored and shaded in, in photoshop, i have cut this down and added writing, i need to convert it to a JPEG and upload it. I came across this idea while looking through deviant art. I rather like the effect it has.
This is my final character design, which i added on different backgrounds. My coloring and dinosaur was my own idea and my inspiration came from looking round deviant art.

My graphics background came in handy while putting the dinosaur onto different backgrounds, here i decided to add it onto a plan background and add a pattern using one of the same colors as the dinosaur.

In my own time after finishing my uni work, i'm going to color my other characters i drew in an i may look at drawing my own dinosaur designs and working in photoshop.

Major project work-characters and concept

I decided to try the little girl in a different color dress after the feedback last week, so far i prefer the pink dress but i may try it with a different color after i finish my other bits of work.
This is my final character with an outline, again i prefer it and the character looks more defined.
Im rather proud of these facial expressions, i'm learning more and more about photoshop and the pen tablet an enjoying it more and more, i decided to add dark lines around the angry face to add emphasis.
Here are my facial expressions for my characters, showing the character and personality
This is my final character with the outline.
This is my favorite concept, everything looks neat and crisp, and it shows i'm getting better at using photoshop. I defiantly prefer the work with an outline.

I tried this concept with an outline and i think it looks a lot better, the dinosaur looks a lot clearer and everything looks a lot neater.

For future work i am planning on coloring in the character turn-around, try my main character in block color, without the shading as i was thinking for a 2D animation it would be a lot simpler for block color. Also i need to start on my animatic and maybe color in my storyboard.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My own characters

In my spare time, in between breaks of work, i felt like drawing my own characters, this is what i came out with, im hoping to color them in, in photoshop when i have the time.

Quite happy with them, could of work on the rabbit more and the baby squirrel. mite do that in photoshop.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Designs- Major project

These are some of my character turn arounds. Im planning on coloring them in, in photoshop and editing them.

A few facial expressions and environment designs, Again these will be colored in at some point this week.

Another environment design, i looked at various parks, drew them up and added my own ideas.

As im going along in the project and trying new things, i found out i quite enjoy using a pen tablet and using photoshop. This has encouraged me to work more in photoshop and practice on my drawing an them putting them into photoshop. I need to work on character designs and get my skills up ready for the working life.

During this project i found out the characters i drew and wanted to be simple, wasn't as simple as i thought it was going to be. I struggled with the character turn around, especially on the little girl but also on the dinosaur, i need to work on my shading as well.

My own work

These are two of the characters i drew over the summer holidays and thought i'd take a go at coloring them in, in photoshop, get a bit of practice in. I think with my cartoon wolf, i need to practice line work and i may add shading to see what it looks like when i have the time. The secound image i'm quite happy with, i think i could improve on shading tho.

Concept so far

I have one more concept to color and finish but this is what i got so far. Im rather happy with the outcome. I could improve on the bench and the shading on the tree's and grass. I will keep practing this in my own time.

Final Characters

These are my final 2 characters, i'm quite happy with the way they have turned out. I decided to color them in, in photoshop this time and have a go at using a pen tablet. It wasnt as hard has i thought and rather enjoyed it. I love the way the girls hair has turned out and she is definatly my favourite design. I think i still need alot of practice using photoshop and using the pen tablet still. i think the shading on the dinosaur could be better and the shading on the girls dress improved. Im my own time i will look up tutorials to help me with this.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Concept art- Major project

These are my concepts i have come up with. Ill will coloring and shading them in photoshop.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Park research-pitch

Here i decided to look at different park designs to give me a better idea on my environment designs for my project. Im still aiming for something simple but not boring.

Final Characters

These are my final two characters. Im hoping to work on them a bit on photoshop, colour and shade them in. Im rather happy with the way they have turned out, i think ill work on there different poses in future work to come.