Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zombies like brains

I've been going through the old projects file and am reworking and getting up to snuff some designs I'm not thrilled with yet. So first off I'm redoing a bird character from an Alice in Wonderland-type project. He's based on my favorite bird the Kakapo, this fat, flightless, defenseless and severely endangered parrot from New Zealand. Finley is the white rabbit character, full of nervous energy and quick to jump to the worst conclusion possible. Here's some sketches and a test painting of the guy:

Just for reference, this is what an actual Kakapo looks like. They look terribly huggable:


15 comments:

'Wes' said...

I doubt the NZ Department of Conservation would appreciate you hugging a Kakapo...

Julie Kim said...

Ooo u updated! yay. nice work :D

Kristina Bustamante said...

Such beautiful character designs! Oh, and yes, that kakapo does look huggable - SQUEE!!! <3

Jackson Sze said...

Cool shapes, Traci! I think the bird will probably start pecking me if I tried to hug it...

Mike Moloney said...

haha cool, it turned out really nice. great work :)

Kim Hazel said...

Oh my goodness, painfully cute.

Alina Chau said...

THese design are so much fun!

jojo said...

great work!!

Katy Hargrove said...

I likes it!

Jelter said...

that's pretty cool. i definitely get the nervousness.

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful, Traci! Love the color and design.

jason hazelroth said...

haha. I love that panda design!!

EDGAR ERNEST said...

I really love your work.very inspiring.I'd love to learn how do you come across creating a great art like yours. If you have a chance ,please check it out and leave a comment telling me what you think.

Elsa Chang said...

I loved this little critter on your gradshow wall!

Caerphilly said...

I love your concept designs!