Sunday, June 15, 2008

THE NOT-SO BIG FOOT ANYMORE

This is a rough model sheet I put together for the original Big Foot design we pitched with. However after some advice from Craig McCracken and Rob Renzetti, Joey and myself chose to go a different direction with the character.


There is no denying the foot print this character has left in the back of my head, as it was incredibly hard to have to let go of him. This being my first official pitch, there have been a myriad of new circumstances/check points I've had to face all in the path to creation. Chopping off Big Foot was one of the hardest things I've had to do as an artist, having developed something to a point of supposed perfection, to have someone tell you to change it. Thankfully, it came from two people I have the utmost respect for, and their advice and reasoning was entirely genuine. I can say now (after a week of creative straining trying to come up with a new character) that I am ultimately happier with the new approach we've taken. I can look back now at the footprints I left behind and, despite them getting smaller, know that I've grown.

3 comments:

Larry Levine said...
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Larry Levine said...

I like it! Great design, lively & expressive poses--hopefully you'll have an opportunity to revisit Bigfoot in a future project.

Alina Chau said...

COOLIO character drawings!