tirsdag den 19. januar 2010

Week 2 Clean-up: An American Tail

Week 2 we were doing clean-up. We were given a scene from the movie "An American Tail".

Clean up of An American Tail from Nicolai Brus Hansen on Vimeo.

I wanted to try another line than the one I was using on the cat from American Tail and I chose a frame from Asterix and the Vikings.

torsdag den 14. januar 2010

Richard Pratt character in clay

Here is my Richard Pratt character in clay

I spent like 20 hours on the him. It is my first sculpture and I don't think it will be my last :-)

fredag den 8. januar 2010

Week 1 Character design: Taste by Roald Dahl

These are my designs for three of the characters from the story Taste

Character sheet

Margaret Schofield character design

Mike Schofield character design

Richard Pratt

Week 1 Character design: My process

This is the process I went through when I designed some of the characters from the story "Taste" by Roald Dahl.

First I made a lot of black silhouettes to find some random shapes.

When I found the shapes I wanted to use, I tried to convert them into head shapes

To find a suitable body I cut out some random shapes in Photoshop and played around with them until I found the shape I liked

When the size and shape of him was in place, I sketched, cleaned up and colored him. This is the final design. He is intented to be in a 3D animated movie. If I can find the time some day I'll model him in Maya and maybe make him in clay
It has been a great experience to try so many approaches to find the design that I wanted and that suited the story.

Thanks to Julia for a great week.

Here he is in clay