I thought that coming up with a character based on our self would be easy because who know us better than ourselves? But it wasn’t. In the begging I was struggling and the only idea I had was to make my model an animal and not human shape. I guess I started my project quite late because I couldn’t decide what to do.
After a few days ideas started to pop-up. I chose to do a fusion of animals, a fox, a sloth and a dog and everyone of them has it’s meaning concerning my personality.
Fox: “It is noteworthy to observe the fox while it is on the hunt. We see its entire body is pointed like an arrow – straight and tightly aimed. This is a symbolic message for us to set a determined, and powerfully focused mindset in order to “hit the target” of our desires.” Fox’s meaning and symbolism’s are:
I can see most of these qualities in myself and the fox is an animal I always loved.
Sloth: “they are extremely friendly to the point of seeming a bit naive. That paired with their tendency to avoid confrontation” and they are of course known by their slowness on doing things which I can relate to. Either the slowness or their naivety.
Dog: Mostly because they are SO CUTE but also because of their companionship, loyalty and intelligence.
After choosing the animals I wanted to fuse I started to experiment on my A1 idea development sheet. I studied the physiognomy of the sloth and the fox and how to mix them. Then I thought about some detail such as putting my eye color on the character and my earrings.
It was quite easy to think about the armature and after a while I had my character designed as well as some color tests and cartoony facial expressions !
Now the model making begins!!!