Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rich guy...bad guy

We're still having a few hiccups getting this content to you on time but you know what they say, "better late than never."  Today I'd like to introduce the antagonist of our story, the Nobleman.  It's hard to not be influenced by current events.  The way the super rich and huge corporations seem to be buying votes and writing laws that benefit them all while eliminating the middle class and creating a new type of "nobility".  I took that concept of a new "nobility" to the extreme with this character.  When I was designing him I really tried to keep these words in mind, excess, scumbag, hyper-rich.  I referenced Henry VIII for some of the physique and outfit(since he's a historically famous hyper-rich scumbag lol) as well as some former biggest loser contestants to get the body proportions right.  I really like this character and I'm happy with how he turned out.  I can't wait to start animating!!

More supporting characters coming next Wednesday!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Pirate Captain with a tragic past

Sorry for the delay!  I promise I'll be getting on a more regular schedule now that I have a bit more work to show.  Today we have the finished model sheets for our "Pirate Captain" character.  For those of you who don't know, model sheets are used as reference so that the animators can keep the characters looking the same from shot to shot.  This helps adjust for the individual style inherent in each artist.  I was inspired by the story of the Somali pirates who were once fishermen until their trade was disrupted by over-fishing and pollution.  I imagined that our pirates were once a group of asteroid miners who were run out of business by the nobility and had no choice but to assume a life of smuggling and piracy.  I wanted to give our Captain a weathered look, like he had seen some shit, and referenced a little Bruce Willis while designing him.

Next week we'll have a look at the antagonist of our story!!

Until then, stay tuned!!