View Full Version : Character Concept - Hoverboarder
This is for a school im applying for. The task is to design a character and draw from at least two angles and then closeups on the details.
Now im trying to come up with a design i can commit to. This sketch is where im at. Its a hoverboarder obviously from the future. Not sure about the design though. On one hand i think he got to few details and equipment. But on the other, he got all he needs why put on a lot of meaningless shit.
05-04-2006, 05:10 AM
The dude doesn't read as a hoverboarder for me. That is, nothing about him seems useful for a hoverboarder. Maybe the skull (nice addition) refers to him being hardcore or suicidal or something. Ask yourself how you would feel being a hoverboarder.. what would impress the ladies? What would make you go faster? What would insure your safety after a biff? Things like that... Personally I'd wear a speedy helmet before a speedo can. Speaking of meaningless shit, I agree that your design's details should be there for a purpose, I would try to "push" the character so that my Grandma would figure out that he's a hoverboarder... exaggerate stuff - make it obvious.
The dude looks good, but not hoverboarder good - keep at it!
Thanks for your reply. You make many good points. About the helmet, i'd wear it too, but i think it suits this guy with a bandana with a skull on, cause hes the risktaking type :) But at least he got kneepads and groinprotection :)
I added the cloak cause it would look cool when he is goin really fast on his board. Also gave him a belt for practical things such as keys for his appartment and stuff. And goggles so he wont dry out his eyes when boarding fast.
I think pretty much everything on him is motivated, but i dont think your grandma would guess on a hoverboarder (not an easy task though but i understand what you mean).
Maybe I need to push it even more but how?
A little update. Made this in painter. The goal with this was to keep it clean and simple. Next I'm gonna do a pic of him posing with his hoverboard in color, showing some more details and enviroment.
Ok, this is where im at with the colored version so far. Would be happy to get som critique on it.
more progress.. almost done i think
okay, now i feel done with this. at least for tonight.
ok now im finished!
05-26-2006, 01:23 PM
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