Monday, April 30, 2012

Intergalactic Groove

It has been a while since I've posted and I have a lot of work to post.  This post will be for my final model pack.  This was the final assignment for my character design class.  The assignment was to design three characters and a vehicle that fit together in a show, short or feature, and to produce turnarounds, poses etc. 

My project is Intergalactic Groove.  The characters are a funk band that travel through space to bring funk to the unfunky.  The inspiration for this was classic Fleischer cartoons.  Their early cartoons were heavily influenced by the jazz music that was happening in New York at the time.  Instead of Jazz, I took my inspiration from 70s psychedelic funk.  Parliament was the biggest musical inspiration.  The outlandishness of their album art and live shows combine very well with cartoons.