Sunday, January 30, 2011

Makiling Project - Mari's Head Dress and Hair Edits

Makiling Project - Head Dress and Hair Edits

Another quick sketch attempt of Mari, this time finalizing her hair and head dress design as I wasn't entirely happy with her original look in my previous post. The first phase of her design will be finalizing her in pencil sketches and explorations, while Phase II and Phase III will be the colouring stages and character completion (which again will be presented and explained in more posts to come). I'm beginning to like where this direction is taking me, so I might do more study series of Mari before proceeding to Phase II of her design.

Plus, I'm currently drafting other characters as well. But more on them later.

Concept and Character Design © Eduardo Pasaoa

Monday, January 24, 2011

Character Design Draft: Mari (Makiling Project)

Click the above sketch to view!

A preview of a long-term personal project I'll be working on for a while, so there will be a series of some work-in-progress sketches for the days and months to come.

This is my character action reference sheet I have made for one of my many characters I will be designing for this personal project of mine. In this sheet, I have decided to sketch out "Mari", a character I have created that is very loosely inspired by a series of Filipino folklore (which I shall discuss more about once I have the project fully finalized). I wanted to experiment on her action poses as I will be having her perform some cool martial arts skills! As of now, this is just a sheet of some really basic poses. And as of the story? The story is currently a work-in-progress too, so you would have to see the next following teasers before I reveal any more details of the project.

The next phase to her design is to finalize her expressions and her character colours, which will appear in the later posts. I think I might need to rework on her hair though, but I'll see how her progression goes. Other in-progress works includes additional characters, scenes, action references, and logo design concepts for this project (and of course, story concepts and character bios, but that'll be discussed at another time once all the rough edges are all sharpened up).

Makiling Project - Mari (Front & Back)

Front and Back Poses

Makiling Project - Mari Guard-Stance Poses

Guard Stances

Makiling Project - Mari In-Action Poses

In-Action Poses

More work to come!

Concept and Character Designs © Eduardo Pasaoa

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beautiful Ordinary Life

Beautiful Life

An illustration "Welcome Back" gift for Rachelle for both Christmas and the New Year. I wanted the illustration to reflect on our earlier dates, and I thought of swings since much of our hangouts at the time were spent at the local parks. The quote on the bottom is actually a lyric from a song by Wayne Brady "Ordinary", which reads: "Happy here on Earth in our beautiful ordinary life" .

© Eduardo Pasaoa