Independant Final Character Concept

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Above and below are the independent sketches that I made for my characters I have been looking at. I positioned them in different poses related to the character to also help me understand how I would position it within a filmic shot. I will be doing a dance for the Charleston section and so I have used the Charleston poses – it will be difficult to animate so I need a simple move that will reflect the Charleston. From this I can identify this shot.

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39Above are some more shots of characters and costume ideas coming together.

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These are my different variation of the hair styles for my 1920s hairstyle. I also drew some accessories. I circled my favourite.

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These are some costume ideas I sketched up.

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The corset sketches – how it will interact with the costume – also some early facial expression experiments.

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different costumes for the 1920s character and action poses. Playing around with hair. Another page of corset ideas.

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charleThis costume was difficult for me because I felt it was difficult to achieve the straight like look of the 1920s dress as our body shape for our character design is pear shape. – in the end I went for a simple low waist cut dress like so – im going to include a head piece. Not sure about the colours still – so will play around when creating the clothes – the scene will be most red and maroons so I don’t want her to get lost in the scene.suff 1

Different dresses

When thinking about the costume and colour pallete for the suffogette lady –  I took a lot of inspiration from the colours used widely for the movement – this being purple, white and green. I really liked this idea od the colours each meaning a different part about the suffogettes. I used all different tones to create a mixture of costume colours. The costume just needed to be of the right era and I played around with the colours and designs. I decided on a dress / colour pallet like the one main above as the purple gives her a wise / elegant look – the sash is included so that the audience understand her purpose. EXPRESSAfter collecting some research like the selection below and used my previous sketches to help me – I created dozens of expressions that could be useful within my scene. We will be using After effects to create our animation so therefore we cannot easily change the facial expression – and will need to pick only a couple of these above. I have put a star next to the ones I think will make it to the animation. I will send Chanel our artist to create the expressions – as she has created a particular style. – She will trace over the face. I must note for the 1920s girl she will be wearing makeup – circle lip and dark eyelashes – just to emphasis the 1920s style further.

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Mixture of sources (add to bibliography soon)

When creating the expression of the character, like in the drawings below – I really want to be able to get across the feelings of the character as she moves aronnd. What is particulary hard is the short time to express emotion – I found it difficult to come up with expressions for the corset scene – where my character must appear surprised then in pain and then to a faint. Above is several references that I looked at to help me to get a better understanding of what these expressions may look like in reality. They are videos from YouTube where a woman is having her corset laced up. 47 Above are the first sketches I made of the facial expressions that my character could portray in the different scenes within my part of the group animation. They are just really quick ideas – I circled some of the ones that I liked and hopefully can progress forward.

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