Sunday, 7 December 2008

I have recently had a couple of lessons in character design. During these lesson we were asked to create a character and to develop it. My character is called "Abstract Annie". Annie is made of various shapes and lines and her features have been slightly exaggerated. For example I have given her very pronounced cheek bones, huge eyes and a ridiculously small waist. I went through several facial design before finally finding one I really liked. We were asked to create a mood sheet or page for our character. The mood page should show your character from different view points or expressing various emotions. The first image you see is of the various facial design ideas I went through for Annie. I decided to go with the one on the bottom right hand corner as I felt she had a very emotive sort of face and I liked the propotioning of her facial features. The images you see of Annie in full form were done during the second lesson of character design. It was in this lesson that we had to experiment with movement concerning our characters. We had to show them performing differrent types of actions so as to develop their particular way of moving. It wasn't easy!! Annie was made of alot of different shapes and so I had to simplify by just concerntrating on the simple outline of her over al shape. It was a really enjoyable exercise and I learnt how to make the characters movements emmulate the personality of the character.

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