Pigeon Wizard

This is a character I made based on a story my sister told me about a pigeon who got onto her train.  She claimed that the pigeon kept on flying into a particular man's lap, because he was a pigeon wizard.  My character starts out as an ordinary man until one day he starts being followed by pigeons.  Hilarity ensues.  I'm in the process of making a short film with this character.  I'll keep you updated. KFuchs_CharDes_final_mainPose KFuchs_CharDes_final-turnaround KFuchs_CharDes_final_Expressions KFuchs_CharDes_final_actionPoses headsFullTurnMovie

Dog Trainer Character Concepts

Me and some of my fellow students (Laura MansfieldRenée TaylorKaylee ShmileyMatt Wydick, and Matt Singer) are working on character concepts for our made-up TV show called "Reaper Control".  It would be a comedy about a struggling grim reaper who has been demoted to collecting the souls of animals.  I am in the process of exploring some concepts for the dog trainer that would appear in the series. DogTrainerConcepts


Character Design for Animation II

For my animation II class we were supposed to design a character that we can use throughout the semester for our assignments.  This way we would not have to waste time designing a new character before each assignment.  I came up with this simple design of a girl I call Susan.  I think that she will be fun to animate and I am exited to get started.susan_turn_aroundSusan_guide_emotions

Figure as landscape: Post 2

I chose Catherine Unger and Jenny Dolfen as inspirational artists for my color themes.  Catherine Ungers colors schemes tend to be complimentary or accented analogic.  Most of the colors fit smoothly with each other, but she includes accents of a complimentary to add interest to her pieces.  To see works by Catherine Ungers click this link . Jenny Dolfen often uses monochromatic colors, or analogic colors that are very close on the color wheel.  However, with this limited palette seems to strengthen her pieces and give them a harmony of their own.  To see Jenny Dolfen's work click this link.

Below are the color schemes I have made based off of these artists.

I have tried placing my second color scheme with my first idea to observe the look.Image

I have been experimenting with some new methods for my second idea, such as placing the landscape scene underwater instead of in a dessert.  I also started mixing the fourth color scheme shown with this idea.Image

Figure as Landscape: Post 1

The first picture displays the work of Lotte Reiniger (left) and Amanita Design (right).  I chose these people as my inspirational artists for this project, because they both have the ability to create beautiful and interesting landscapes.  Lotte Reiniger was an animator that used silhouetted cut-outs to make her movies.  Using only cardboard and ink on transparency she manages to make surprisingly detailed landscapes with  an amazing amount of depth.  Amanita Design is a group responsible for point-and-click games such  as Machinarium.  Their designs are playful and detailed in a way that captures the viewers imagination.  Their backgrounds also contain movement, whether of clouds or various insects, that I would like to be able to incorporate into my pieces as well.

The second picture is my first rough idea for this project.  I would create landscapes like this using mostly the face and hair of a person.  However, I would take the project further in detail and incorporate movement in the picture.  Perhaps, the branches of  the tree could sway and the snow could fall from the sky.

The third picture is my second rough idea for this project.  It involves making a fantasy landscape exclusively by manipulating photos of hands, feet, fingers, and toes.  If I took this route I would like to incorporate movement as well.