Monday, December 23, 2013

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane

Here's a sampling of the work I did at Animation Collaborative in the Advanced Character Design Workshop with Chris Sasaki. 

 I realized pretty quickly how tight my drawings are when I'm using a pencil or a tablet, so I started experimenting with an ink well, a paintbrush and a skewer. The results weren't bad at all :)

I started with film studies of characters like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, and Ryan Stiles from Whose Line is it Anyway? I looked to Gene Wilder and Woody Allen for hairstyling and quirks.

In the end, I settled on an Ichabod Crane who is controlling, selfish, and a self-proclaimed know-it-all without any real-life experience.
I did a lot of experimenting and Sasaki really helped me hone in on a solid character.
Next post will be about my Headless Horseman character :)

Bonus character: Katrina Van Tassel.
She's Tarry Town's coquette, a femme fatale, if you will.
Below are a few beginning ideas, just some rough sketches. I hope to finish up her design and post it soon.

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