Tom has given his academic blessing to these secondary characters and props, so I am moving forward with one pertinent design before I start doing layout and animation of my production pipeline shot. It’s getting pretty exciting. There are a few of these designs (particularly the animals,props and a couple of the others) that I am very, very pleased with. Overall I’m just happy. Hope you like them too.
Tom had a quick note for me today, to add in some eyelashes on the Lovey model sheet so she would retain a bit more femininity in her character design. He then gave his stamp of approval on them, and so I present the finalized character designs to you now. Here are the three stars of Hipposterous: The Hippo, Lovey, and Jack!
Mr. Bancroft said something incredibly apt and moving (to me anyway) about this stage of the preproduction:
If this is the worst the characters are ever going to look, and it is, because you’re only going to get better at drawing them, then you’re going to have a good looking film.
I’m having a great time.