LIFE DRAWING: ZOO ASSIGNMENT

19/04/18

Assignment at Belfast Zoo with Life Drawing class;

To collect first hand studies of animals at the zoo. From the studies design your own character inspired by four animals.

Produce a turnaround and manipulate your character into four different poses, showing the design can be animated.

STUDIES

In terms of studies, I knew I wanted a fun, rounded monkey/gorilla torso to draw weighty poses with. Elephants are a favourite of mine, so I wanted to incorporate some element of their distinct features. Other than that, I drew what I found especially beautiful or dynamic.

CHARACTER DESIGN

Some preliminary sketches;

Features;

A giraffe’s ‘mohawk’ and hooves, meerkat’s posture and head, elephant ears, seal flippers and monkey’s torso.

At first, I was inspired by a meerkat I saw lounging on a pipe for a lazier character, but as I drew I saw the character’s face and body translating as graceless, silly and nervous – attempted to reflect in the poses.

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