What inspired you to make this artwork? What did you do to prepare for expressing this idea?
The inspiration for this piece came from professional character design works made by animation companies like Disney. The purpose of this piece was to create a solid set of figures to use in further concentration, and to solidify designs that could contrast each other and make interesting dynamics in later works.
What are you trying to communicate in this artwork? What do you want the viewer to think about or feel when they look at this artwork? Does it communicate successfully? Why or why not?
Each of the three designs are made to communicate different character personalities through expression and form. Color schemes were all directly chosen to enhance a certain mood relating to character personality, such as pinks and yellows indicating cheerfulness and blues and grays indicating nervousness.
What decisions did you make about media, composition, and the elements and principles of design to help convey your idea?
The main design elements used were shape and color, with different line styles such as mainly straight and angular versus round and fluid contrasting to compose a more visually dynamic and expressive figure. Basic shapes make up the skeleton of each figure, laying out the base work of how the character will be constructed to best create a visual mood.
How will you evolve your concentration from what you learned in making this piece? Any new ideas emerging?
This piece serves as a framework for the rest of the concentration, as all future pieces will be based off this set of characters. Future works could include storyboards, concept art, or even whole animation sequences based around these characters.