Thursday, July 17, 2014

Character Design Demo - Gorgrilla Creature Sketches

If you're curious about the creation of these gorgeous Gorgrilla's, here's a sped up review demonstration that'll take you through the entire process from start to finish.

In realtime these critters took 03:12 hours.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gorgrilla Prototype

The semester has only just begun and we're already taking on the beastly topic of Creature Design. This first demo focused on teaching students how to conjure up interesting and unique ideas by describing various attributes about their creature inside a Word document. This allowed for the cultivation of a visual interpretation that would give them a place to start working from. The design itself was then prototyped down onto the canvas through a combination of silhouettes and sketching.

For the demo I came up with this ghastly abomination - The Gorgrilla. Amoung his many merits, this guy is able to vomit acidic slime from his mouth as a defense mechanism. This slime is toxic even from a distance due to the potent fumes it unleashes. The Gorgrilla also has a venomous bite it uses to paralyze it’s victims. Once infected, the bacteria in the venom floods throughout the hosts body, and later turns it into a zombified carrier of the Gorgillas offspring. The Gorgrilla is also extremely aggressive in nature making it an excellent weapon of war."

Over the next few weeks we'll be taking these creature drafts and developing them into finely polished creature concepts.