Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Here are some character exploration sketches I did for my character design class at the Animation Academy (link at right).
These are all studies for a character based on the kinkajou, a nocturnal South American tree-dwelling relative to the raccoon which also happened to be my favorite animal growing up.
I used to always pretend to be a kinkajou, but in retrospect, it was probably motivated more by the desire to justify my hyperactivity than any legitimate love for the species.
Here's a recent sketchbook page that I drew at Costco (as per David Colman's advice). It really is a great place to capture a wide variety of characters, and the customers are so overwhelmed by the Costco shopping experience that they won't even notice your stare.
These drawings will also be a part of my first published sketchbook, due out just in time for the San Diego Comic Con this year. I'll be posting more images from that sketchbook, as well as information on how to get your hands on one very soon.