Here’s my final for my character design class (2016)! I managed to crank this out in under 2 weeks and I’m pretty happy with it. I was really trying to push shapes and design more in this project and I looked at Okami and Ni No Kuni for reference.
In this thrilling non existent RPG, you play as Grandma Mao (G-Mao) who goes on her first adventure at 87 years old!
A lot my friends are graduating and many are worried about not having a job right out of college. Our animation club (PMC) has brought it in A TON of amazing speakers from all over the industry. They’re all really inspiring and each story is different. I always feel inspired by the ones who got started much later in their life but managed to break in with a lot of hard work. They show that it’s never too late to do what you love (though it might be harder) and I really wanted to capture that with G-Mao.
My art ranges from doodles and simple designs to
more complex animations. I often draw basic shapes using pen and ink,
scan the shapes, and then set them in motion resulting in “articulated
mandalas”. I use Photoshop and After Effects to clean up the scans and
animate them. One of the cool things about digital art is that it is
always available for reuse and improvements. I often go back to
cannibalize my own art, chopping out pieces, or shrinking the whole
piece down and using it as detailed decoration in another work. I also
find that anything I publish can be improved or changed to make yet
another piece. The permutations are truly endless.
I can be contacted at circleartman - at - yahoo - dot - com.