Friday, 18 December 2009


I think i said i didnt like the way my project was going in my earlier posts (i havent read them in a while) but if i didnt say that. Then thats how i felt.

But due to spare time at work and on buses going to work i found time to try and explore my idea and characters a little further. There was a lot to explore since i didnt really have anything in the first place.

So below is me, exploring what i believe is going to be my main character.

The drawing above isnt all, but its definatly showing some minor progress in comparisons to some of the doodles i've done in my sketch books. The head on the guy in the background seems the most complete with a couple of faults such as eye and ear positioning. I like the mouth shape though. His body is on an add angle though and his hands and arms are deformed. The character closer to us is to messy.

I like this. The guy on the left is the main character..and the one on the right is his buddy or something. It wasnt supposed to be taken t o seriously but what with being so relaxed while drawing it its actually turned out better then some of my other attempts.

And here is my main character. I beginning to get used to drawing his face and working out the positions of his cheeks and how every acts around the eyes, mouth etc. Unfortunatly the arm and hand is a bit deformed but its progress. AT LAST!

I have more ideas, but i've only been home from work for 1hr and would rather sleep then write them down.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Slightly Better

My character is now taking on a more structured form. What you think? Yes, No?

Saturday, 5 December 2009

After work tired thought scribbles

I'm struggling to enjoy drawing this guy. He's to generic in my opinion. More so then the characters in my first post. I'm trying to evolve him into something that i can enjoy drawing but that is also appealing to a 'target audience'.

Look at these drawings below and tell me what you think:

All these were done after work, so i was pretty tired and my mind wasnt working to well. So thats my excuse for the shoddyness of these drawings.

Here is my first attempt to make him more of a fun cartoon character that i enjoy drawing. I dont like it. Its butt ugyly. Nothing seems to fit or have any defining personality in my opinion.

Swiftly moving on. I prefer this...but only by a little bit. One of my problems is that i like exteme expressions to much. So when i have to draw something slightly subtle i get bored and agitated. So i have to try and discipline myself. This drawing here wasnt referenced from anything..and it shows. I usually use my own face when i refeence for the extreme expressions. So to me, in some cases, they have slightly more belivability even though they are more extreme then this one below. But,as a plus, i think the shapes here are working a lot better then the one above.

From here on i was starting to get tired. So my drawings begin to fall in out of proportion and different forms of expressions. I like the body on this guy. The head is a mess.

I like this.

So though many failed scribbles i started to get mad. So i needed to unwind by drawing this character in this totally wierd expression. I had a lot of fun drawing it but i doubt i will ever be able to...or be allowed to put this into my animation. I might sneak it in. Even if it was just from a frame or two.

So after venting all that rage on the previous drawing i believe this chracter eventually began to take some form. This isnt great. This, like all the rest is another scribble i cleaned up. But i like the body and how all the different shapes and forms work with each other. I just got to work on putting both feet firmly on the ground and actually drawing both arms in.

After drawing for so many hours. I scribbled down some ideas for a quick storyboard idea. If you can even read this retarded spidery writing then your one of the first who can. I need to look over this story again. I literally wrote it down then went to bed and havent looked at it since. But its all part of back up work.

Thanks All.

Friday, 4 December 2009


Well. I went along to show my idea to Martin before i start my FMP for what seems like the third time. Sheila was there so i was also blessed with her wisdom. The character i had shown them got fair criticism. (he was a bit unoriginal etc) but the character they liked which i had no intention of showing them they seemed to love. Which was wierd to me. It was a thoughtless doodle.

Here is the little chap

Personally i'm a little confused. I dont like this drawing. As i remember this doodle came from my absolute frustration from a writers block conjined with a bunch of flat shitty flash cartoons on cartoon network. I'm even pretty sure i'e drawn him before, but if martin and sheila have confidence in it then i might as well explore him a little further. I have more of him done since this meeting but im to tired to scan for another thirty minutes.

What do you guys and gals think?