Concept art: Character design

December 2014

Modelling for Character Design Assignment

For my character design assignment, I needed to design a character, create posing sketches, a model sheet, model and sculpt it. My character was an exploring bear, who was agile and curious and searched caverns for honey. A bit like a very hairy Laura Croft, except she’s into the sweet stuff, not relics. Below are the iterations leading up to her final design:


Gotta love sketching. I followed to create an environment, here’s the process literally print screened from my assignment submission.

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Following this I made character design poses to show her personality with her love for discovery and adventure!

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Based on this sketch, I sculpted her using clay as shown below.


After creating the model sheet, I finally modelled her using Maya and Mudbox.

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Character design assignment model
Character design assignment model