I did this for a recent portfolio application. Took the Hooper's design and made it into a poster, harkening back to the 1950s-style advertisements. Since it was so much fun to work on, I may consider doing posters for other characters in the same series (though each would be stylized in probably a different genre, depending on the character).
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here's a piece I did for a portfolio application. The point was to make something in the same vein as the old-school Mario / Kirby characters. I was always a fan of "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island", so I looked at a bunch of the designs in that game for inspiration. The main character is a young, rocket boot -wearing swashbuckler; he has just taken some loot from his arch-nemesis, the skull-masked pirate captain below. I'm working on some additional character concepts (bad guys, bosses, etc.) that I'll post here in the future, or should I say, fut-arrrr me mateys!
OK, please don't beat me up for that last pun.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Here's the finalized version of the duo I posted earlier. Thanks to the advice of two friends of mine, I realized that (in the original) the guy's right forearm looked a little funky and his legs were too short. Along with fixing those things, I've thrown some color (and a tad of texture) into the piece. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here's a sketch of two of the main characters in a story that's been floating around in my mind for many years now. Perhaps one day I'll write it! The image is just of the line drawings. After I tweak a few problem areas here and there, I'll post the colored version up soon.
For a bit of background about the pair (though not to give too much away), the young man and woman are best friends from a harbor town. He's just returned from a right-of-passage voyage. She helps her father keep watch over the surrounding woods nearby.