Thursday, September 28, 2006

Character Design class






Right now I'm in a class where we talk about what makes a cool character design and it is amazing. I used to think I was a pretty good little artist, but seeing what some of these other guys are coming up with is eye opening. Humility is a good thing.

I just realized, looking at these, none of the characters are happy. I'm going down hill....

5 comments:

Mindy said...

WOW! Maybe they're grumpy because they have to pack all the possessions for a family of five. (That's why I'm grumpy!) Seriously, you are very talented.

Glennard said...

I must admit, I don't envy you. We've moved 3 times in the past year and I'm not looking forward to when I have to do it again. I fear that it will be some time before we are firmly rooted. Thanks for the compliment Mindy.

Karen said...

How do you feel about taking a class that has you doing cartoons like this? Is this necessary for animation? I look at these and then the other art on this page and think it is too easy (or something) for you. I can't quite put a handle on it. I guess it all adds up to many different skills that make the whole artist, right?

Glennard said...

Yeah, these classes are more important than you might think. Character design is more than drawing cool pictures. It's communicating what a person is and how they might act by what they look like. The angry boss, for example, has no neck and beady eyes to enforce that he has tunnel vision to his detriment. He his more worried about the employee being 10 minutes late than how the person is doing.

Characters and their appeal is very important and relative to a good cartoon show or film. It actually stretches the mind to try to work in other styles. I love it.

Miguel said...

Dude (must get rid of that word), every time I read your blog at work people passing my cube stop and ask who did those drawings, even if they're frowning drawings. I like frowning drawings. You know what, I have never seen a drawing from you that I didn't marvel at (I also have short term memory only - just kidding). Dang good work my left brained brother.