Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Design For Media, Week 04: Final
Here is the product of my work for the past few weeks, 4 panels dealing with "4" characters that I hope to do a short cartoon with in the future. Going clockwise from the top left, there is Biffo, our hapless hero, a clown out of touch and on the brink of being out of a job, Rupert Bossman, the impatient and short-tempered CEO of YukYuk Incorporated (the clown firm that Biffo works for), Sasha, a tween-aged, conceited, and condescending "princess", who's birthday party is being placed in the hands of Biffo to entertain, and finally "The Twins", Carolyn and Carter, good kids with the bad luck of having Sasha as a bossy best friend. The intent of these panels was to portray them in a given scenario they may commonly be in, to give an idea through the visuals of what these characters are like, and how they carry themselves as people.
I had hoped with this project to create a diverse cast in many ways, such as their outlooks as characters, their different lifestyles, as well as technically diverse, such as their construction and proportions. It was my attempt to make characters that were interesting to look at, as well as being characters you want to see more of, and are interested in the story they're going to tell you.
I'm personally pleased with the results, but I'm always open to any comments, critiques, concerns, or compliments that may come my way, so please feel free to let me know what you think!