The Snake: The final character!

Here is the final character design for my short, still currently titledย The Cactus & The Spout.ย I designed him to be a derpy baby rattle snake just trying to survive in the desert. I tried to make him adorable, but also a little scary.

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Within the next couple weeks I will start posting the boards. Then the snakes teeth will make a lot more sense >:) Until then, let me know what you guys think of the character designs so far!

-Don

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The Bird: Closer to the final look!

A lot has changed since I last posted. First, I have the bird close to completion. Copy of BirdDesignColorV3

Second, I started to develop an overall look for the film. I decided that the original palette was way to desaturated, so, I kicked things up a notch. There’s definitely a hint of Maurice Noble in the style I chose.

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For comparison. Here is the progression concerning the coloring of the bird.BirdDesignBirdDesignColorCopy of BirdDesignColorV2 Copy of BirdDesignColorV3

I will probably tweak the palette as I go, but now its time to focus on story!!!

-Don

The Cactus: First character from my thesis film!

The Cactus is the first character from my thesis film currently titled “The Cactus & The Spout.” ย I will reveal more about the story later, but essentially the film is a Chuck Jones inspired comedy, completely 2d animated.ย 

DYoakam_Animation4_CactusSingle2Knowing that the Cactus doesn’t have a completely traditional sense of construction, I had taken some time to develop a style sheet.

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The production will take up the majority of the academic year, finishing up by the beginning of May 2014. Stay tuned! I have more characters to introduce, plus storyboards! I can’t wait to post more progress and to get everyone’s feedback!

-Don