(1st) August 3rd Thurs.

  • I've been lurking on SVS for a while, wanting to participate in a 3rd Thurs. Finally, worked up the nerve and it just so happens this month's character design challenge is exactly what I'm trying to improve! So I thought I'd post my WIP. So far, only some Dorothy thumbnails. I like 2, 6, and 12 right now, but designs are still up in the air.


    -- GG

  • Pro SVS OG

    Wonderful thumbnails! I like number 2, 5 and 7 (though for seve, I love the unsymmetrical socks abut I am not sure about the patches on her dress). Five looks a lot like out of.a sit com of the 50s, 2 and 7 are more timeless. All three are very appeling. The choice will depend also from how the rest of the characters look!

  • I like 2 and 12... #12 seems like a tough and stronger Dorothy character by her posture. These two seem the most solid to me. # 6- the pose is awkward. But I also like how #9 is totally different from everything you've done.
    #7 would be interesting, too. I'd like to see her developed more and in color.

  • I like 6. Thanks for sharing I like seeing the variation.

  • @smceccarelli Thanks! I started out with a simple re-design and then wanted to try a 50s vibe. I'm still undecided, but maybe I'll try to add more asymmetry to the designs.

  • @Larissa-Brown-Marantz Thank you! I keep going back and forth between 2 and 12 to go a cute or tough direction. I might try some more tough poses/designs. I'll try to develop a few more.

  • @Chris-Perry I like 6's design but maybe not the pose. I'll keep uploading more thumbnails as I go! Glad you like them.

  • 0_1470780415503_ozredesign02wip02.jpg

    Fell a bit behind, but am kicking it into full gear tonight! Decided on a 1950's update theme. Decided on Dorothy #12, I just really dig her tough tomboy attitude. Had three ideas for the Tin Woodsman: 1) A 1950's Greaser, 2) 50's Johnny Cash, or 3) a more traditional 50's Woodsman/ Logger. My faves are 1, 8 for design, 5/6 for the face construction.

    Moving on to the Scarecrow, and then either the Lion or Glinda. Will circle back to the one's that look best together and adjust as needed.

  • SVS OG

    Your drawings have a really nice looseness and weight to them! Welcome to the forums!

  • Pro SVS OG

    I like them all, but my favorite is number 7. I think it is because of the age - he looks like he could be Dorothy´s friend rather than Dorothy´s grandad, like the others. Number 2 is also nice (for the same reason!), but I believe it reminds too much of the main character of "Robots".However, they are really all good, so all valid choices!

  • I like 6... great gesture and has a fun "teeny bopper" appeal. Great approaches, lots of variety to choose from. 🙂

  • Process Update #1:

    So things got crazy and handed this in just in time. So here is the process update. These are the Scarecrow sketches. The two ideas I had were a 50s Salesman or a Beatnik. As much as I loved the beatniks they did not feel cohesive in the line (will get to that later). 0_1471453827665_scarecrowsheet.jpg

  • Process Update #2:

    When I was still trying to make the scarecrow a beatnik. I tried to make the Lion a salesman... decided that I wasn't feeling the lion in clothes, plus time was starting to run down, so I went with the last design.0_1471453944610_lionsheet.jpg

  • Process Update #3:

    After some debate, decided the final lineup based on which designs went together the best. 0_1471454010339_ozlineup_lineart.jpg

  • Process Update #4:

    And here is the final submission! Thanks for all the feedback and support! Sorry I fell behind with the updates.0_1471454105102_ozlineup04snall.jpg

  • Really good! I love love the tufts of fur on the lion's knees!

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