Sunday, 27 January 2013

Jan 2013 part 2 : Would you buy a used car from this man?

I've recently started working at Mind Candy to work on Moshi Monsters!! I'm surrounded by some of the nicest and talented people and everyday is a pleasure to go to work! 
Of course I can't show what I've been working on yet but for now here's another little personal project I'm having fun with. It's inspired by one of my work colleagues, who completed Stephen Silver's Character Design course on Schoolism. Apparently she had to design a second-hand car dealer from New York, so I thought I'd put a spin on our salesman and turn him into even more of a dodgy geezer.

Initial designs had him holding a pistol, fitted with a silencer, leaning on the bonnet of car but I though the car wasn't working (well, it is a second hand car!) and I wanted to get a bit more comedy in the image so added car keys to his belt and turned the gun into a cigarette lighter.

...and with some 'goodfella' specs!

....and here's a slight reworked version.....bit more form on the belly! Big thanks to Gillian Reid for taking time out to offer feedback, guidance and general inspiration :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

JAN 2013: Happy new Year :)

Well, this is my first post this year.... with a picture created last year! I'm going to post here as much as possible. I'm back into the flow, with some exciting new directions at work too (watch this space!).