It came the time for character design. With a couple of ideas in mind I contacted my friend Luis Gadea. He’s a very talented designer from Costa Rica who is currently specializing in traditional animation at Vancouver Film School.
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and vimeo channel
We started with a proportion study. I was looking for a big head but without making them look like kids. Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came to mind. He’s able to express complex emotions with hes minimalist design and also, buy even with hes ridiculous proportions, discount you can take him seriously.
After an mail with a wordy explanation and a couple pictures Luis came up with this
Perfect! This doesn’t usually happen but he nailed it at the first try. Very happy with the proportions we had enough to start with MIC’s modeling. Now if you’re familiar with the story, viagra 60mg the girl is actually made from pieces of office supplies! so the proportion study wasn’t enough reference for modeling.
This one took a bit more tries. First sketch by Luis (oops! Spanish quotations, final sketch is in English for you guys)
Hope you like it. Now to design the environment!