Vechile Concepts  

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These are the different vechile concepts that i have come up with, however they do require a lot more refining and tunning but for a b movie they should do fine. However these took just way to long to shadow and colour in as it was hard to do it in black and white. Let me know what you guys think? However some of the concepts were a bit rushed too.

Character Design Classes  

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Character Design - 8

Character Design - 5

Character Design -4
In this lesson we mainly started to look at the different props and accessories used by characters. Then only did we realise that the object had major differences between a good and bad character. Each of these object were made up of particular shapes to imply the same characteristics as that of the wielder. The prime example used by Justin was the different of staffs in Lord of the Rings between gandalf and saruman. 

 Each of these staff give a different vibe and is similar to the character that wields it. Later on in the lesson we were randomly given objects or different pla and were asked to create different cescharacters from object that are commonly found in these rooms.

Character Design Class - 3  

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In our third character design lesson we started looking at the major differences between female and make characters. It immediately became clear that using shapes in a slightly different way or size  could give a vastly different feel to the character. We started to learn how these shapes were used differently in males and females.

Now as you can see they both are very similar character and at the same time they are different due to the different sizes of shapes used. Males tend to have broader shoulders in general compared to females who have broader hips and smaller shoulders.

We were then given the tasks draw random male characters and then draw them as female version of themselves, by manipulating the shapes.

I got obelix and even thoughh h was fairly round already, i soon found out that there is a clear difference in were females and males carry there body weight. This is a very important aspect when drawing female characters as they tend to carry there weight near the breast and hips areas.

Character Design Class - 2  

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During the second class we went through some popular characters. we started to break each of these characters down to there basic shapes and realised that everything we see was based or built upon the basic shapes which are Circle, Square and Triangle.

Firstly we looked at the most common shape which was circle, each character no matter what form or shape had some form of a circle in them. E.g if we look at a character that was predominately made up of circle, the first one that comes to mind would be felixstone

Now if  we take a look at squares characters such as Superman would come to mind as the bold shapes are used to  show his strength. Square are most commonly used to represent strength, solidity and confidence.

  Now the infamous triangles, which are very common in the villains. This shape resembles evil, negative and danger. If we look at most of the villains that have been around they all have a large number of triangles in them.

The great part of it all is that some directors mix these shapes up to forum unique characters, each of which give of a different feeling.  Most of the characters now have a mixture of shapes which make them very distinctive. A prime example would be the character of Tarzan were we can clearly see there are many different predominant shapes present in his structure.

After the short talk we were given the task to make some henchmen for a made up villain, using a mixture of different shapes. Initially it was quite difficult to come out of the typical way of drawing character but towards the end i was getting the hang of it.

Overall it was a very interesting lesson were i gained a lot of understanding of the different shapes and how they are used in each characters.