Thursday, March 15, 2007

Graphic Novel Characters (in Underpants)



Ha ha, no I'm not dead, I've just been busy animating for the cool people at ReelFX and also in the stressy/exciting situation of buying a house. Needless to say when I have a couple quiet moments I pretty much just want to collapse in front of the TV or pick up groceries so Stephen and I can eat something other than peanut butter sandwiches.

Anyway! Here's a couple drawings I did last week; the beginnings of an official model pack for my graphic novel. I figured since the character's costumes often obscure their body shapes, it would be best to draw them without costumes first. The first guy here is the main character in the book, the other two are a brother and sister he helps/hinders throughout the story.

I'll be back to regular updates soon! :)

20 comments:

GhettoFab said...

Animating at reel FX sounds like a blast! If you run past Justin Barrett tell him a "howdy!" And that he " rocks " for me woulda please.

Lovely characters sarah! They have so much appeal and when couple with your story tellin ability...perfection! til next post

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

awesome character designs! anatomy and proportions are on point. nicely done.

mauricio salmon said...

wow cool, i can't wait and see where you take those characters.
i hear there are a lot of ringling graduates over there. i've actually been thinking about sending my portfolio there.
anyways congrats on the house!

Richard Oud said...

He Sarah, first of all thanks for your nice comment...

That being said, I like your character design for this one.. can't wait to see more of them in full gear :)

Hope everything is well with you and Stephen!
Hope you find a nice house (I actually liked your old house as well, but I can imagine you guys want something for yourselfs)

Good luck, and I'll be checking in fromtime to time :D

clifford urban said...

beautiful charakters!

Vanhoozerbot said...

Is there anything you CAN'T do? Hah.
These guys look great. I like how they all flow so well.
I can't wait to see this story come together in pictures.

And good luck on the house. I know that can be stressful.

Jeremy

luke said...

Sweet!.... yet again. You, and Mark Behm have inspired me to setup a weekly sketch challenge, for work folk (Sony London) and any others. I've linked to you and Mark as 'Inspiration', which you continue to be. While you're there, check out 'nibbled pencil' in the links list. Ace.

http://pencilsharpeners.blogspot.com/

AlanaMcCarthy said...

Wow.. a house eh? Congrats! That's so exciting. Very time consuming for sure. Good luck with the hunt and all the paperwork.

Mish said...

yay, sarah drawings! i can't wait to see more of your graphic novel.

Jessie said...

Yay! It's always a nice surprise to see new stuff pop up! ;) I can't wait to see more of these characters - you know I will be calling every bookstore in Southern California (and then some) to order those books .. and put them facing out on the shelves so everyone will find them! :D
Anyways - thanks for the comments on my last drawings (I've since updated and may update again after school .. my school had some drama performances today so I tried to draw my friends).
And yay on your house! Buying a house is always so exciting! :D

Jose Darias said...

Hey , hi Sarah , great sketch here , i like th kid over all , i hope that don´t care that I linked you in my blog , i hope you will come over there,

i have coffe and cookies!

Ryan Wood said...

Terrific designs, Sarah! Can't wait to see how the finished costumed versions turn out.

Tony C. said...

"I'm Jim, and like all expert trackers, nothing comes between me and my Calvins."

It's cool to see the characters in their most natural state. By looking at the body types you can get a sense of their poise and how they will move. Good idea!

I think the girl is my fave. I like the lithe structure of her shoulders and torso.

alex said...

i love your stuff. really cute style and good craftsmanship! ill stick around. :)

jim bradshaw said...

Nice character sketches Sarah. I am looking forward to this book now and also to the parable project.

It looks like you have a load on your plate. Good luck with the house and hope you can find time to recharge and rise above pb&j in the midst of the craziness.

Alex Fleisig said...

oh cool... I'm glad to hear you're still animating. I knew you'd miss it. The hunger of an animator can not be squelched. What are you working on for reel fx?

tomsaville said...

Way cool Sarah! What project are you working on? Say hey to Ray, Deanna, Aaron, and Jason (Owen) for me. I miss the whole lot of you X-DNA'ers!

greycoyote said...

Hee hee hee, underpants. Now draw them all as rodeo clowns!

sarah said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and also the best wishes on the house stuff!

Tom and Alex, I'm working on a commercial just for now :)

And Mel I mentioned you to Justin today and he said some really nice stuff about how crazy well you draw :)

Kevin Barber said...

The girl is fantastic. Love her proportions and her posing. I feel the character.