I started planning out the story that I want to work on for my Layout & Timing class. I'm thinking of making a story about a woman who tries to save her cat after it has been kidnapped by a demon. So far I've collected some sources of inspiration and have started the early character and environment designs.
For the cat I knew that I wanted it to be really fluffy and poofy. Preferably with a really small or silly face. I took inspiration from British Shorthairs, Exotic Shorthairs, and Persian cats. I experimented with different body shapes and faces. Trying to find a design that was readable and interesting.
For the protagonist, Diane, I wanted to experiment with design characters of different body shapes. I took inspiration from different characters with somewhat similar body shapes and models.
For the demon I took inspiration from a handful of things. A friend of mine told me about these goats that have four horns on their head. They almost look like little demons themselves with horns like that. Some other inspirations came from games and TV shows where there were characters that are very monstrous and demon-like.
For the environments I took inspiration from a lot of things; TV shows, webcomics, video games, short films, etc. I was drawn towards these environments because of their use of shape, color, and lighting.
Over the break I tried to make some story boards that I can use in my portfolio. These boards are still being worked on. I plan on finishing them as soon as possible and starting on another sequence of boards.
The idea for this one was a fight scene between Knight and a gigantic monster. I thought that it would be a good way to experiment with dynamic camera angles as the characters interacted in their conflict.
It's been about a week now since Christmas Break has ended.
At lot of fun things happened over the break. There was the Weeklies Scribble Contests, time spent with family, etc. All fun and full of good times. Another thing that happened over break was that I got a lot of sketchbooks. Both as gifts and purchases of my own.
This is one of them. It's a small red-orange sketchbook that I saw at Barnes & Nobles. It's my favorite color so I couldn't resist purchasing it. I now use it as my travel sketchbook because it's small and easy to carry around. These are most of the sketches I drew over the break with this sketchbook.
I really wanted to draw a lady in a big, poofy coat, but she never got any arms. Now she looks like a fluff ball with legs.
I had a dream where a guy cut off someone's head claiming that they were demon spawn. Then all of these vein-like things came out of their neck and attacked him. So I guess he wasn't wrong.
I received Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Christmas. Everything is so gosh darn cute in that game I had to draw some of the characters.