Basic Animation Assignments 1

This is the first post I’ve made about my Basic Animation class. For assignment one, we were to pull six character images for inspiration. I chose Hugo the Abominable Snowman, Henchman 21, the Juggernaut, the Monarch, Batman, and Marvin the Martian.

Source images copied from the internet for character references.
Source images copied from the internet for character references.

 

Then we studied the basic outlines and contour lines.

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Basic shapes and contour lines of the six characters.

 

Then we did more detailed lines over the top and colored the freshly-drawn characters.

I drew these and colored them myself! Hooray for me!
I drew these and colored them myself! Hooray for me!

 

We were then to create three remixed characters from pairs of our inspiration images, give them names, and interpret their personalities, perhaps with some backstory.

 

King Hugo the Nominally Intelligent (Triangle)
King Hugo the Nominally Intelligent (Triangle)

King Hugo the Nominally Intelligent- As the name suggests, our triangle-shaped character is a king with somewhat suspect mental capacity. Hugo refuses to let his lack of brain power stop him in his never-ending quest to do… Something? When he remembers what that exact Something is, or perhaps when Kevin reminds him, he shall sally forth boldly to do that Something!

 

Kevin the Sidekick (Circle)
Kevin the Sidekick (Circle)

This is Kevin. The Sidekick. The Constantly Exhausted and Put-Upon. As King Hugo’s Sidekick (TM), Kevin is in charge of all the important duties associated with dogsbody to the King: running messages, retrieving wine, finding the king’s pants, checking under the bed for monsters, and remembering what the purpose of the king’s quest is. Or if he has a quest. The usual Sidekick duties.

 

The Massive Dancing Martian (Square)
The Massive Dancing Martian (Square)

The Massive Dancing Martian (or “MDM” as he shall henceforth be referred to) is a sweet-natured giant who came to earth in order to learn to move more gracefully after accidentally destroying his home city.  Taken by the fluid movements of the dances of King Hugo’s realm, he hopes to learn to control his strength and movements better. Due to his massive size, he is somewhat clumsy, accidentally knocking over vases, chairs, castle towers and the like while dancing with all the delicacy and lightness of a Mack truck.

Published by willdrawgood

Howdy! I’m Will Young, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Garland, Texas with a demonstrated history of working in both higher education and retail material design. Skilled in integrating design and advertising from concept through production and delivery in both print and digital media. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration from Oklahoma Christian University.

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