1. Analyzing a chosen animation/comic/game etc with character design in mind, and making a character that fits into that world/concept. I used Krtek (Mole) by Zdenek Miler, which I loved watching when I was little, and made a Cricket. The task was more difficult than I would have thought, and it could have turned out better, but it was a good way to get into thinking character design.
2. Exercise – emotional expressions: Normal, happy, sad, surprised, shocked, sceptical, ironic, scared.
3. I found a fantasy-story generator on net to have starting point for designing two characters. The text went like this: The story is about an arrogant wizard who must find a magic mirror, break a curse, and slay a monster to attend a dance. Complications arise when it’s discovered that the hero and villain are related.
I decided to put the story into a victorian/steampunk setting. Aaaand….I’m not going to say much more about that. I thinked I’ve learned something from the feedback.
I have been planning on making a series of drawings of girls on different kinds of adventures (mostly the dangerous kind). I’ve had some sketches and ideas waiting for me for some time. These are the beginning of one. I think I’m finished drawing the girl, but I’ve not made up her story yet, so the surroundings will come later.
“Homemade” watercolour texture for background…the rest is digital drawing with Intous4 in Photoshop.