Character Creations

Illustration that we have used in our animation or made to be used but we cut them out.

 

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This is our character for the ‘schmombie’ the idea behind this was for it to remain looking like the first character Dave as in the animation he morf into this ‘schmombie’. We also wanted to show the zombie look along with a slight link to social media by used the heart emoji as the eye. We had a earlier version of this character with was more blocked shaped and the trouser and top were less ripped looking so we modified it slightly.

 

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This is our main character Dave who I made using a video and changed it to meet the design of the character. I choose the curly hair  and glasses because we wanted him to look friendly. I also felt this character felt young. I have also used this character and changed the position of arms and legs and facial expressions to match the part of the sort he is in.

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When we first started planning the begging scene was going to start with a mobile dog so we created the two version where he would have morfed from one to the other but when reconsidering the time we cut that part of but I wanted to shoScreen Shot 2017-03-24 at 10.40.13w the illustration as this is where our idea started and this is where the mobile in the animation started from. The phone in the animation is standing because he has already grown.

 

This is our phone character we did start with thinking of coming away from the obvious mobile phone looking character and then we decided to stick with the mobile phone look with teeth. The one is it normal the second is for the part of the animation where he feel sick and can’t handle all the notifications.

If we were to do this again or had more time then we would maybe have made the phone become more of a character and have a eye maybe. This would have been the happy and angry phone. I think the eye really adds character but I think it would work either way.

Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 12.17.24This is the logo we used at the end of the animation and in our Printed and Digital Ephemera. We used a sketch that Allegra drew of the word Schmombie and I used illustrator to recreate this I also added Are you becoming a in American typewriter font. We originally only had  the word Schmombie but we felt putting it together made it look more like a logo.

These were used in the last scene along with the Schmombie morphing. The sunset in the animation changes to green this shows the Schmombie taking over. We also used the character dave and to create shadow versions.

Altogether the i found creating the illustration on illustrator helped with improving my skills and it also made the whole thing come to life. It brought the whole animation to life the more we created the more you could see the animation come together before we started the animation. I also felt that group worked helped when it came to improving the illustration to make them how we pictured them. Using each other to bounce ideas of each other.

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