Category Archives: Character analysis

Bird character design

This week I’ve worked on the character design of the baby bird. I want him (her?) to be this sweet, joyful ball of life, but with a tinge of sadness in its expressions, and a feeling of helplessness in its movements (which also … Continue reading

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Partenope Character Design

First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them. If any one unwarily draws in too close and hears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for … Continue reading

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Nimblette the Gerenuk

This is Nimblette the gerenuk, based off of the slightly weird-looking antelope from the Horn of Africa and the African Great Lakes region. She’s a light-hearted, sweet little creature, not immensely intelligent but very inquisitive. In the initial design of Nimblette, I relied … Continue reading

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Character design of Tilly

Tilly is a circus janitor. She cleans the stage after the shows. It’s been her job for 4 years, since leaving the orphanage at the age of 16. It’s a lonely job, and she has very few friends. The circus … Continue reading

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And now, for something completely different…

After the last couple classes on character building, in which some pretty interesting, unique, “three dimensional” characters emerged out of little 15-minute drawing/writing exercises, I’ve started questioning my construction of Chavez. He’s a bit predictable, a bit deja-vu. He doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Character Analysis of “Fluffkin”

The small, seemingly aimless bouncing creature hitherto referred to as “Fluffkin” deserves greater acknowledgment. Though Fluffkin may appear a bit… well, two-dimensional, various factors contribute to the formation of her character. Her apparent lack of motive, combined with the effortless of … Continue reading

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