Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Working Class Heroes

Alright, here's the rest of our pirate crew!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, these guys are all formerly asteroid miners who lost their livelihood due to the political machinations of this story's nobility.  In order to survive they've turned to smuggling, piracy, and a host of other illegal activities.  When designing these characters I tried to give them a uniform yet unpolished look to contrast the nobility's lavish extravagant looking outfits.  The colors here will play a big part in telling the story of these characters.  Pirate B is pictured wearing an armored space suit which is closely involved in the film's final action sequence.  I shouldn't go into any more detail because I want you to have something to look forward to when the final film is released!

Starting next week, we'll be taking a look at the Nobleman's ship!

Stay tuned!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We live to serve

As the image says, these are the Nobleman's Crew.  I wanted their uniforms to reflect the high society background they came from and also tie in to the design of the Nobleman.  I used elements of the nobleman's uniform and made sure that the Crew's look was a bit more subdued.  They live to serve after all...

Next week we'll have the rest of the Pirates!  Look forward to it!!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Strong Sexy Female lead

***Warning!  The following post contains nudity***

Wow!  I'm truly sorry for keeping you guys waiting.  As I write this, I'm setting up automatic posts for the next few weeks so that I won't miss my appointments anymore.  With that said, let's talk a little about the post for this week.  Above you can see a little more art than usual.  I've posted some work in progress explorations to show you a little bit more about the process of designing a main character.  I wanted her to be strong, sexy, but not so sexy she's slutty.  That being said, you'll notice in one of the model sheets she appears nude on top.  There's a reason for that, but revealing that reason would spoil the story.  Why ruin the anticipation?  All of these model sheets are necessary for our animators to keep the character looking the way she's supposed to.  Even though we use CG as a base, it's still somewhat difficult to keep the characters looking the same, so these model sheets are a huge help.

That's all for now.  Feel free to leave comments and ask questions!!

Until next time....