Saturday, January 31, 2009

Heyy therrree

Hello all; sorry I haven't updated in a while, the senior thesis project has taken over my life hahaha. Thankfully I'm almost there and I'm trying to keep my blog up to date. This piece I'm posting is my second ELY. It's about an octopus that is the best ballerina in the galaxy. I love to draw ridiculous looking characters.

This character took quite some time to get right.

here are my first thumbnails I did, just to try and figure out what she should look like.

After that I had to do some character designs. They take the longest time for me, I usually try to skim through a book of animals and combine different traits together.

After that, I had to come up with a sketch. I wanted to put her in a theater full of adoring fans but then I came up with the idea that there would be humans that are a little freaked out. I traced over it again and made a few changes.

My teacher wanted me to give her legs and shoes so she didn't look like she was just floating, so I altered her one more time. Finally I did my painting and this is how it looks!