Over 3 months of hard work for our team, we have finally completed the 1 minute and 4 minutes teaser of Operation M.A.C.E for NEA. Operation M.A.C.E builds upon a story that is set in a futuristic Singapore that has been invaded by a race of aliens resembling Aedes mosquitoes. Known as Mosqueros, they invade planets for food and breeding sources. To deal with this threat, a M.A.C.E agency is set up where M.A.C.E agents are sent out to eliminate the monsters by depriving them of food sources and sweeping out all possible breeding grounds. Enjoy the teaser!
What is your flavour character ? Have you ever wonder what makes a character appealing? In this article, I will share with you some of my thoughts about character design.
Getting to know your character
Before you start sketching, it is good to ask yourself a few questions e.g. Who is this character that you will be drawing, is he a good or bad character? How old is he? What kind of environment and background is he coming from? What kind of personality or emotional mood i.e. happy, sad, shy, smart, stupid etc. Just like developing a character for a script, the more you know about your character, the more details and ‘life’ you will be able to build into your character.
When I was designing Stoneboy (www.chipsandtoon.com/stoneboy), it took me a few days before I completed 3 pages of character’s bio. It started as my research on my character for the story development but I soon realized that the more I know about my character, the easier it is for me to visualize it on paper. Below you will find an image of our main character: Stoneboy.