Character shape building

Character shape building - student project

  

I explored different shapes for the five circus characters. I looked at fruit shapes (fig, dragon fruit, peaches) as an initial inspiration and then developed the different poses from a combination of reference images on Pinterest and playing around with the proportions.

 

 

I'm reassessing and looking at the characters again to see if I can get them to come together as a 'family' of characters. The 'dragon-fruit' inspired boy looks a bit too much like dragon ball Z, so I might leave him out.

 

I cleaned up the sketch and concentrated on just three characters. The final step would be inking and adding colour and lighting, which would really bring the piece to life!

 

 

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This took some time to get right, and I needed to look at lots of reference of girls at different ages as well as thinking about the personality during that period.  @liza_lluma

illustrator • graphic designer