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1. Don’t Look at This Character Or You’ll Get Fat, Researchers Claim

A dumb research study says that looking at round cartoon characters can make you obese.

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2. Illustrator Submission :: Stefano Colferai

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Stefano Colferai is an artist, illustrator and character designer born and based in Milan. His work depicts personality-packed and humorous characters brought to life through plasticine. The traditional media gives his work a quirky, unique edge and adjustments are made using digital software.

If you would like to see more of Stefano Colferai’s work, please view his portfolio.

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3. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Ben Caldwell

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Ben Caldwell dazzles us this week with his eye-popping cover art for Catwoman’s Teen Titans GO! variant. In addition to comics, Caldwell has worked as a toy designer, on various animation/video-game projects, and childrens book illustration. He also writes and draws a popular series of “how to” books called Action! Cartooning. It’s nice to see more and more artists like Caldwell bringing their “animation-style” to comics. It makes perfect sense since there’s so much crossover nowadays between comics & the TV/movie industry.

Ben Caldwell is also known for The Dare Detectives! series of graphic novels, The Wizard of Oz All-Action Classics adaptation, and Star Wars Clone War Adventures comics.

Caldwell graduated from the Parsons School of Design for Illustration and currently lives in New York with his family.

You can see the latest sketches and project updates by following Mr. Caldwell on his twitter page here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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4. Henri!, Character design concept.



Henri!, Character design concept.



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5. Two More Wizards!

Willow the Squirrel

Rowena the Porcupine

Greeting blog friends! Do you remember the game, Wizards of the Wild which I helped illustrate that was funded on Kickstarter back in March and April? Well, since the Kickstarter campaign reached so many stretch goals, I was able to make two new characters for the game. This time two female wizards. 

Introducing: Willow the Squirrel and Rowena the Porcupine! These characters were so fun to do, and I learned a lot while doing them.


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6. Working on character


I can't show most of what I'm working on right now, but one thing I can show is this little lady. She's currently starring in a story I'm working on. I think she's up to no good.

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7. Mr. Willy Wonka

Trying to put my new understanding of character design to work on some more characters. This is one of my favourite characters from one of my favourite films (I haven't read the book). I love both the original and the more recent Burton version, but being an 80's kid, Gene Wilder will always be the real Willy Wonka to me. For this design I wanted to forget both of these films. 


I based it loosely on Frank Lloyd Wright.


One of the things I loved most about Wonka in the original film and wanted to capture was his ambivalence. I remember as a kid not quite knowing whether he could be trusted or not. I hope that my design has some of that quality in it.


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8. Jekyll & Hyde - WIP

Hyde character design process sketches
Hyde character design process sketches
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Jekyll character design process sketches

Here are more design process sketches for Jekyll & Hyde. Doing all this research is a worthwhile discipline which I'm not used to doing as thoroughly as this.


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9. Character designs - Legends in their own lunchbox

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These are the main characters I designed. My set in the series was written by Australian author Paul Collins. He created some really loveable and recognizable personalities. Lucy, who is on the end (right side) ended up being toned down a bit. Specifically her buck teeth. It was felt they tended too much towards negative stereotypes.

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10. Secondary characters

character designs for Legends in their own lunchbox

These are a few of the secondary characters I designed. Even though some of them only appeared very briefly I wanted to make each character as individual as possible.

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11. Magnetron pixel character



Magnetron — pixeled robot sprite character design.
Magnetron — pixeled robot sprite character design.

More images here.

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12. Geordi LaForge was yesterday’s #sketch_dailies! My dad is...



Geordi LaForge was yesterday’s #sketch_dailies! My dad is a big Star Trek fan and recently I’ve been making my way through The Next Generation and really liking it, even though there are a LOT of episodes. 

And yes, I know what you’re thinking, my dad sounds like he’s the coolest. And your right, he is!



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13. 'Walter Chipwitther' character design



 It's week one of my character design course with Stephen Silver. I was really anxious about submitting my homework as there is so much talent in the class! I remind myself to not compare. My homework was to come up with a design for a character called 'Walter Chipwitther', a jolly, wealthy entrepreneur in his 60's. Here's two of my more finished versions. The idea with the rats in case you were wondering was to make him a kind of wealthy eccentric with his unusual pets.

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14. "RRRRR."



"RRRRR."



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15. Lady Mary’s latest outfit from Sunday’s Downton...



Lady Mary’s latest outfit from Sunday’s Downton Abbey.



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16. This sketch was originally done a couple of weeks ago, but I...



This sketch was originally done a couple of weeks ago, but I liked the mood so much I put some finish on it finally. Edith is one of my favourite Downton characters and she’s always getting the crappy ending of the stick. Hopefully season 6 will bring her up and she’ll get to stop wearing such mopey hats.



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17. Originally a Valentine, but finished a little late. Yay for...



Originally a Valentine, but finished a little late. Yay for MegaMan!



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18. Lorax Thursday!



Lorax Thursday!



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19. Bowler hat gentleman

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If you caught my last post you'd have heard I'm enrolled in fundamentals of character design at Schoolism. I always knew there was something missing in my approach to character design. Over the years I've managed now and then to intuitively fluke some of the principals I'm now learning with Stephen. However just 3 weeks in I already feel I have a better grasp of these principals. Now when I revisit my favourite artists' character designs I understand much better why I like them and I know my own process will never be the same again.

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20. After playing some street fighter at an arcade recently, I just...



After playing some street fighter at an arcade recently, I just had to recreate this guy! I love Dhalsim! 



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21. more character sketches

 
 

Here are some of my other ideas for the Walter Chipwitther character back in week 1. You can see the initial sketches here for the designs I chose to take further.

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22. I’ve always loved the makeup & costuming on these movies...



I’ve always loved the makeup & costuming on these movies they did for Padmé.



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23. Wizards of the Wild on Kickstarter!



I'm happy to announce that the game, Wizards of the Wild, for which I was one of the illustrators is now funding on Kickstarter! Click here to go to the Kickstarter page!

I had the great opportunity to participate in this fun project! I illustrated the cover, the character cards and some of the magic cards. I especially loved creating the characters! I am posting the full illustrations of the characters below. Enjoy! And please come help back the game and pass the word along! I would love to see this game be published!









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24. Jekyll & Hyde gestures

 
I still have quite a bit of work to do in clarifying the designs, but I thought it might help to flesh out their personalities if I did these quick story/gesture sketches first.

My idea for a fresh take on Jekyll & Hyde was to make Jekyll a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who's obsessed with potency herbs. Hyde would be his wild party-animal state after taking the concoction of herbs.

4 weeks in, and the course has been a lot of fun, a lot of drawing, and a lot of eye-opening. My biggest challenge has been simplifying the design and making it read clearly. The biggest eye-opener has been thinking more of shape than anatomy.

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Cartoony bird / chick toy character design, available as a 3D print.
Flatbird — bird toy character design, available as a 3D print. | Buy

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