Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Inspired Character

 Last weekend while hanging out with my boyfriend we started watching PBS because we were bored, a show called "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" was on. I thought the show was really cute, but what really caught my eye was the design of the characters:

I really like the different textures and the other little details like the lines of their eyes and mouths. I got inspired to make my own little character that could fit into that world:

My idea is a little ferret that is into playing sports. I want to take him into illustrator and color him in the same way. This project should be interesting. I'm already seeing a lot of things I'll have to do like finding or creating fur like textures and using the mesh tool and gradients a lot. I've done a character similar to that style before in flash, but I'm going to use illustrator since it should be better for this project.

I'll post updates on him as I work on it!

More on the Cat project

I've been really busy lately working, so I haven't had as much time to animate but I'm making progress when I can. I have a day off today so I'm taking the opportunity to work on my projects.

Here's some progress on my cat animation:

I'm starting to like my animation a lot more on this project, its finally starting to come together the way I planned, there are still some things I'd like to work on before I clean it up. But I really like it so far. I'm going to start sketching out the kitchen background for this and make the finishing touches on her colors today and tomorrow.

I'm also starting an illustration project pretty soon, I was inspired after watching a kids show on pbs kids with my boyfriend over the weekend. I'm pretty excited about it.