Character Design

I love creating characters, giving them personality and having fun with it.

I have only studied basic animation (using Flash programs etc). It is something I would consider exploring more, as I took a class in university that only scratched the surface of basic animation.

One of the assignments was to create a character and animate him walking. I think I had more fun creating/designing the character than the animation (which was OK too).

Out of curiosity I looked up mouth expressions for animated dialogue, and tried out some facial expressions for “Ned” (I think that’s what I’ll call him). I based the mouth movements on this image below (I don’t have a source for it sorry).

I saved my character and all the different mouths as well. Then I decided to get creative and use the expressions to make a silly little comic. Or montage.

Oh Ned, you get all the ladies.

Jessica Holl is an artist and graphic designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her digital design experience includes working with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. She has experience using a digital SLR camera and also experiments with handmade graphic design methods, including silkscreen and bookbinding. Her love of art, nature and psychology influence her designs, adding meaningful depth and character to her work.

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