July 19, 2016

FR386 Ranger Station exploration

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

July 5, 2016

FR386 Forest Park

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

June 23, 2016

FR386 Land Developer

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

I've included two images below which show my process of developing this character.  Two thoughts about shapes and deeper symbolic meaning occurred to me as I decided on what to do about his design.  First of all, he plays antagonist to the Forest Ranger.  I realized she was kind of cupcake-shaped.  -and what is an enemy to cake?  -maybe a knife?  So I thought of incorporating sharp curved positive and negative shapes in his design.  
The other design element I'll leave up to you to decipher, but it has something to do with how he plans to 'change' the forest to suit his own desires.





June 20, 2016

FR386 Forest Ranger

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

I've included some sketches below showing my method of brainstorming for this character.  After writing down an initial character description of a feisty little granny who is a forest ranger, I looked up inspirational and reference images to use while exploring what she might look like.  
My first page was pretty much a free-for-all where any idea goes.  I'm trying to find shapes and personality which embody my ideal for this character.


I started my second page of explorations after looking up more inspirational images.  My feisty little granny character still wasn't looking stylized and feisty enough.  You can tell which design I finally settled on.  Even though I was pretty sure #3 was going to be the one, I pushed past her just to explore other options to see what else I could find.  
Sometimes when finding something I like, it doesn't happen all the time, but often enough, if I push it even further, I can find other designs which go beyond what I was expecting, which I like even better.  


June 14, 2016

FR386 Bulldozer

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

June 10, 2016

FR386 Bulldozer

More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

June 7, 2016

FR386 Forestry Robot

-a continuation from my last post.  More of my personal project while I continue to look for work.

June 3, 2016

FR386 Forestry Robot

What does an ex- Disney Infinity employee do after his studio is shut down?  
He looks for work, and paints!