Monday, October 22, 2007

More Sesh Designs

These Sesh character designs are from September. This blog is slowly catching up to where I'm at now in the production (animation phase). I'll try to post some animation tests in the weeks to come. But for now, the designs of Sesh in the various mediums that she finds herself in throughout the film.

First, Sesh as a charcoal sketch. She will be joining a group of sketched dancers in this sequence, so she changes from her tight, confining Egyptian dress into a freeing leotard.

Finally, I painted Sesh using oil paints. This is the first time I've ever used oils, so it's not exactly the way I wanted it to turn out. I'm not going to use actual paint for the sequence in which Sesh becomes oil painted (rather, it will be digital in some form or another), but I just wanted to get a feel for the medium.

By the way, if anyone has any suggestions for how to get a consistent oil painted look that can also be animated, please let me know! And feel free to give comments on these designs!


Carder said...

I don't know how to do oil digitally, so I'm of absolutely no help there. I can only suggest finding a copy of Corel Painter. I've seen some oddly realistic looking oil paintings that were created with that program.

Is your Sesh going to change body types in the end? She just looks really, really skinny in the drawing from the first post in comparison to her dancer body, which is also skinny, but also more muscley.

Victor said...

Sesh (I almost typed Seth, ha!) is kind of giving off a Salma Hayek vibe in these.

Victor said...

P.S. Carder has a good point about the fact that Sesh shrinks and gets buffed out by the time she's a dancer.

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