Monday, January 14, 2013

Mitchell Ellis - Exploration dump and some thoughts on Abby

My whole idea here is to go for something streamlined, yet adorable. I could "chubbify" her up and possibly make the head 10%-15% larger. Thoughts?

EDIT: I placed in another side view head


  1. I think Abby looks a little too old here. The way I'd imagined her was between six months to a year. In the larger full body drawing toward the bottom right, she looks closer to two, maybe two-and-a-half. Maybe it's because she's standing up; I'd only imagined her crawling.

    Anyway, I think the older she is, the less funny the situation is. It's a fine line, and I like the drawings. Just my two cents.

    1. I agree with you in the older, the less funny the situation would be.
      Thanks for the feedback so far. Would you be able to let me know what works in the design as well as what specifically isn't working.
      Comments like "looks too old" are helpful in their own respect, but are more helpful with suggestions on how too correct problems with the design.
      That being said, I am trying to figure out if your intention was too say, "her proportions aren't matching that of a 1 year old" or "draw her the same but make her in crawling position so that I can more accurately critique your design"
      Sorry if this reply was to long, it can be difficult for me to articulate my thoughts in a short message.

    2. I think you're going in the right direction. Make her head bigger and make her crawling instead of standing. That should make her look younger.

    3. *mitchell likes this comment*

  2. Apologies that I wasn't more specific.

    Her proportions aren't matching that of a seven-month-old, which is the age that she's supposed to be as confirmed by Wes. If you have kids older than a year, look at old pictures of them. If you don't have kids yet, you can do some research on Google Images. Or, if you're able to observe seven-month-olds first-hand, that's great, too.

    You're on the right track; just do more research. Is that the level of specificity you're looking for?