Hours worked: 20 hours
For the past two weeks I have been working on perfecting my thesis pitch video and pinpointing the style of my characters. There were a couple of digital 3D artists who inspired me and whose styles were what I was trying to emulate in my own characters as I was trying to go for a realistic but stylized approach. Victor Hugo Queiroz is one such artist that I found that takes real life characters such as Tony Stark portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and gives him a stylized feel while still clearly portraying the character along with the emotions.
Other artists that I was inspired by were Jonathan Romeo and Carson Yuen who take characters from anime and translate them into 3D models that are realistic but still retain their Japanese influence.
After looking through these artists' works as well as others such as Antone Magdy and Olivier Couston I utilized this style of realistic and stylized and created my own characters here. I wanted to show them in the lineup style of Guardians of the Galaxy and show each of them with their own unique personalities.
Next week I will upload additional sketches of the characters individually with information about them such as name, height, weight and any special abilities in illuminated text. I also plan to begin block modeling the characters and the progress will be uploaded. My pitch video will be uploaded shortly as well.
My name is Sam Hanz. I am a 3D Digital Design student at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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