Sunday, 16 February 2014

Character Model Sheets

I'll start by introducing you to our characters fully.
The Narrator.
He's my man.
There here's our main, Paddy!

(Katy has more at
And now for our Mother!

And finally, my favourite, the duck!

We will be putting up our Premise with some promo posters soon so watch out for that.

You can find more Paddy Model sheets and the Life Model Outline and Sheets at Katy's blog
I'm off to Japan in a bit, so I won't be posting for at least a week.
Until then, Sian out!

Character Development

Hey, its been a hectic week getting ready for Tokyo so I haven't been able to post. We've handed in our work now but I thought I'd share the mother development before I post the character model sheets.

Here were a few of our designs for the mother and buggy. We ended up deciding on curvy for the mother.
At first she was very lumpy but we smoothed her out so she was easier to animate. Then we did some colour tests.
These were much too bold so we decided to go for a paler colour but for more on that you'll have to wait until I post the model sheets of the characters. But the buggy final is here.
We did some colour tests and texture tests and decided to go with this. You wouldn't believe the texture was my hob would you? Or is it?
That's it for this post. You'll have to wait for my model sheets to be posted soon.
For Katy's blog to see more development go to

Friday, 7 February 2014

Ducking Awesome

If you didn't guess, this post is dedicated to the development of my duck character (a.k.a. The Ducktor) that is cast in my Final Major Project. I love him. You have no idea how much. You could think he's pants but it will not dwindle my love for him and his general amazingness.

To begin with actually, he was a seagull. I know, what an insult.

Although I still liked those designs, it made a lot more sense for out bird to be a duck, what with him being in a park and all. So, I played around with a few duck designs.

After making a final character decision I did a rough turn around for him.
He's such a simple little thing.

Then we begin on the expression sheets.

The amount of expression you can get out of this little guy is ridiculous. I haven't had such drawing a character for a long time.

Then, the action sheets.

I've mentioned it already but he's so fun to draw. I probably won't be saying that when I'm animating him flying but I want to savour this moment.

He's a sassy little duck, he is. Anyway, I'll leave off with that. I'll get some final colour model sheets up soon but not before more development of our main character and our mother.

Check out Katy's blog (she finally got one!) at for development on our life model!