Friday, August 31, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class - Week 6 - Final Dragons

As I said in an earlier post, this week's assignment was to create two dragons. One in the style of cartoonist Ronald Searle and the other in the style of Jay Ward, creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle. I first created the dragon in the Ronald Searle style:

And then I designed that dragon to appear more like he stepped into a Jay Ward cartoon:


Overall I'm happy with both results

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class - Week 6 - Unused Dragon

This is one of the dragons I designed and cleaned up. I thought the character looked familiar, but I wasn't sure where. Then I saw a commercial for the new How to Train Your Dragon TV series and saw how close it resembled on of their characters. So I'm not submitting it for my class, but I thought I'd post it on my blog.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class- Week 6 Rough sketches

This week's assignment was to draw two dragons. One in a style like cartoonist Ronald Searle and the other in the style of a Jay Ward cartoon (Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, etc.)
Below are my rough sketches for the Ronald Searle character. I'm happy with most of them, unfortunately after I sketched a few, I realized how much they're influence by Nico Marlet's designs for How to Train Your Dragon. In any case, the one I finally chose to clean up I'm quite happy with. I'll post both the finished Jay Ward Dragon and Ronald Searle Dragon later this week.






Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class - Week 5

For this week's assignment, we were asked to design two characters interacting on a park bench. 
I hope the story I came up with speaks for itself. 


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nate Wragg Class - Week 4 assignment

To continue with my last post, in our class we were given the assignment to create three librarian heads using simple shapes. I chose to create 3 people who look like they would've been librarians in the 1950's. I'm happy with the results.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class Week 4 - Rough Sketches

The next assignment for Nate Wragg's character design class is to create a line-up of three librarian heads using basic shapes. These are just a few of the sketches I came up with yesterday.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class Week 3 Rough drawings

Here are the rough drawings. If you've been following my blog, you will notice I reused a sketch from earlier I did for the pirate on the left 

Nate Wragg Class Week 3

This week, our assignment was to create 3 pirates in a lineup using basic shape language and making sure the silhouette reads. This was a hectic week for me with work, a premiere party for the web series I worked on and my birthday, so I didn't have as much time as I would've liked to work on this assignment. I'm hoping that I can revisit these characters soon.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Nate Wragg Character Design Class Week 2

The second assignment was to create a "medieval warrior" again using a simple shape, but making sure the silhouette reads. We were given the choice of making the character young, old, male, female, but to keep with the "knight" theme. I chose to do a modern day little boy dressing up with found objects to become a knight.

Nate Wragg Character Design Class Week 1

A couple weeks ago, I started taking an online character design class through CGMW Master classes. Nate Wragg, character designer for Ratatouille and Toy Story 3 and now working at Dreamworks, is the instructor. Our first assignment was to create a monster using a simple shape (Circle, Square or Triangle). I used circle and here's the character I came up with.