Monday, 8 February 2010

Unit 04- Lumberjack Character Design - Pencil

Here is the character design I came up with, looks of a lumberjack with a heart of a hairdresser. Apart from the posture conveying the idea of being a hairdresser, his hair also shows the same, a stylish hair. One the other hand, his looks completely show of a lumberjack, a big belly and broad chest man with lost of hair around. the boots and the working trousers of a lumberjack as he feels comfortable to work with.
I will now start the character design for the customer a young woman, who will be in the hands of this "beast".

3 comments:

tutorphil said...

Hi Ruben - he's looking rather charming in his bear-ish way! I wonder though, in terms of your story set-up - should he be so obviously a lumberjack right away - after all, when the female customer arrives, she would simply assume he was a trained beautician - so, if he looked too contrary to that, wouldn't her suspicions be roused; perhaps you might want to think about Gaston from Beauty & the Beast as a midway point between handsome and rugged?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDMfpbdbHWg

also - and you might want to put your 'moderate' settings on a google search - check out the illustrator Tom of Finland - he has made an entire career out of drawing impossibly macho men - but like I said, be prepared for some sexual content...

Ruben Alexandre said...

I think I need to rethink the character more of a hairdresser/ beautician way, who was a lumberjack by mistake.
Give him a clean shave and keep the hairdresser essence up a bit more, maybe change the outfit, which grabs the attention to lumberjack.

Ruben Alexandre said...

surely, if Robert Mapplethorpe was controversial exploring the human genitala, this artist follows through, conveying all the sensuality of the male body.