Making A Character Move

A busy week makes for a short and sweet blog post!

Class last week in MATS: Illustrating Children's Books was all about animating our main character and producing character pose sheets so Art Directors can see the physical versatility and expressions of our characters.  

 

Here are a few exploratory sketches I did early in the week:

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Eleanor and the Sea Lion
 The Elephant hogs the couch.

The Elephant hogs the couch.

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 When the Sea Lion won't get out of the bathtub.

When the Sea Lion won't get out of the bathtub.

 

 

The focus was on our main character (in my case, Eleanor), but we had the option to do a second sheet with basic poses and expressions for our secondary characters as well. I was a bit pressed for time, but managed to squeeze in a second page with a few drawings of Eleanor's parents.