Presentation for the Character Design course at CSULB.
THAT CLASS WAS AWESOME!!!
I actually think it helped me improve a bit!
We were given a theme for the characters and that theme was Beauty and the Beast. We were to design our own characters based on this theme, so I based my version is based on the Spanish tale of Cuelebre. As it says in the image, a beautiful but vain maiden is cursed and turned into a dragon. Her spell can only be broken by a true knight so brave and pure-hearted he does not fear her and finds her beautiful. In a nutshell, that's all there is to the original tale. I expanded upon it by creating a character who would fit the reverse role of Beauty. I also created animal companions for both. Hernan is aspiring to become a knight and hopes to prove himself to others while Cuelebre hides in the shadows ashamed of her appearance and fearing the world. When their worlds collide, there is conflict at first. Then there is understanding and a change of heart. Finally friendship is fully bloomed with room for love.
Though this is for a class, I do intend to do something with these characters and work more on my version of the Cuelebre story.[link]
Original images done in pencil and ink, then cleaned up, colored, and arranged in CS5 Photoshop.
The Cuelebre (c)