Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pulled Auto Designs

I did some quick Pulled auto designs. They are just for background purposes. Though, I think they would make a good foreground object too... What do you think?

Monday, July 22, 2013


After I had my story sketched out, I needed to design everything that would be a part of my story. I started with my characters... And I thought I would 1st get done with those; But, I have been jumping from designing characters to props to environments and also finding and shooting my own references. 

Here are my house studies. I have tried to kind of distinguish the 3 places in my story giving them their own unique feature. So all the houses in the Kingdom would be very blocky and sort of messy. Trying to give the feeling of little space and people living on top of each other. 

Sketching out the houses was quite a challenge. Mainly because I wanted to maintain the 'blocky'ness in each one of them. I am kind of happy with the way these turned out!

I also started to sketch out my main character - Bani. Bani is so close to my heart... I have been trying to get the right look for her for a very long time! And everytime I designed something and looked at it a couple of days later, I would find some flaw. This is my VERY initial look for Bani... 

I kind of like how she looks here, but, I wanted to explore more. As, I started to sketch out my story and got to know my story a lot better, I realized since she was based in India, this wouldn't be something she wears All the time. I like the idea of her wearing these Big pants and kind of trying to look like a boy so she wouldn't be caught while sneaking out. I am going to incorporate that in my new designs too. But this is how she is going to look when she is not sneaking around!

These designs are pretty similar, with a few minor differences. I think I am going to further combine the 2 designs for my final BANI.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Master Copy - John La Farge

Another Master copy. This was probably one of the paintings that I struggled with the most! It took me forever to get the right colors !!
I initially thought this would be an easy painting... But once I started to paint I realized It wasn't as easy as it looked! As frustrating as the process was... I learned a lot through this Painting.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thumbnail Skteches

Here are a few sketches for the Librarian. The clothing is inspired from Jodhpur, so its going to be some very rich looking fabric. He is the man in command, Rarely smiles, extremely stiff... All the while I was designing I had EGO in mind. It was so hard to not draw something similar to that character.
I had fun playing around with the shapes especially the turban. I am leaning towards the 1st and the last 2. Will probably mix them up and exaggerate the shape of the turban slightly more.

Excited to see how this guys turns out! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Quick Studies

2 of my quick studies - Both on location.
Both of these were kind of really quick! Was fun experimenting with different kind of textures and brush strokes...