Professional Works

ideamachine studio

The character designs were created during my internship at ideaMACHINE Studio for an introduction video for Anthem Health Insurance. I created three groups of characters based on the style preferences of my clients; one as the insurance agent and the other two as individuals from various age groups.

Software: Photoshop

scifi design

Quin was one of the characters I created for a 3D animation short. A member of a scavenger team who experiences a number of adventures in a wasteland. 

Software: Photoshop

 

5 vector art designs for prints. References were provided by the client.

Software: Adobe Illustrator

superwoman
superwoman
superwoman
superwoman
 

Personal Project 1 - Sylafez

fantasy desin

Langster Moonfire is a character with whom I first brought to creative fruition many years ago, based in a fantasy world I created called Sylafez. 

Software: Photoshop

 

Personal Project 2 - Tree City Cecile

Tree City Cecile

Hades first appeared in my third year individual film, Double-Cross (which can be viewed on the animation page). He is 20 years old; arrogant, edgy and a “lone wolf”. As for Hades, I chose the colour blue to represent his nature of being imperturbable and even apathetic. Given the world setting and his identity as a secret agent, his outfits look futuristic and modern. Although all characters in both of the films are anthropomorphic, they still have fruit-like characteristics. For example, Hades’ fruit stalk represents his emotions, while Selene’s tears are sour because she is a lime.

 

My interest in Greek mythology led me to name characters after gods and goddesses. The complete story is still in development: more needs to be revealed about their backstories, the organization they work for, and the operation of Tree City Cecile. It is an ongoing project.

Software: Photoshop

 
Tree City Cecile
Tree City Cecile

Cyclops is the antagonist of my independent film, Double-Cross. Cyclops is a strawberry because I enjoy creating characters with opposite characteristics. Whenever people think of strawberries, they probably associate them with words such as sweet, lovely, or cute. Cyclops, on the other hand, is nothing like that. The main aim of Cyclops' character design is to create contrast. Although he appears friendly, he is violent on the inside. Despite being a villain, he wears a red jacket, and red is often depicted as a hero's colour. This creates a direct contrast with Hades, whose main colour is blue.

Software: Photoshop

Selene is a 12-year-old female from my thesis film, The Pearfect Team. As a secret agent trainee, her outfits are similar to Hades’ - modern and simple. I used contrast colours when designing Selene - green and pink - as she has a lively, delightful, and boisterous persona. She can cause trouble, but that does not make her an antihero or villain. She wears two different stockings, one short, the other long, and uses a whip to emphasize her naughty ambivalence. Selene is a lime because green distinguishes her better from Hades. My inspiration came mostly from League of Legends character K/DA Akali.

Software: Photoshop

 
Tree City Cecile

Here we meet Hermes, Hades’ sidekick. In the story, Hades is a secret agent, and Hermes is his quartermaster and a technical field agent. His name, Hermes, derives from the role Hermes played in Greek mythology as the messenger and herald of Mount Olympus, just as Hermes provided technical and informational support to Hades. Hermes wears office wear because he works primarily in the facility. He has his sleeves rolled up since I did not want him to appear too formal. Hermes is between the ages of 25 and is the opposite of Hades. He is amiable, warmhearted, humorous, and carefree. This character was inspired by Benjamin "Benji" Dunn from the Mission: Impossible film series.

Software: Photoshop

Tree City Cecile

Yolanda is a 21-year-old peach model, who first appears in my third-year film, Double-Cross. She is a fashion vanguard and always dresses in style. While her chic appearance might fool some, she is strong-minded and can be stubborn. Yolanda's outfits follow the design of business casual attire, as she appears informal and smart (well-dressed). She wears a black blazer with wide cuffs and a light-yellow bubble dress. Her dress is shaped like a petal, implying her connection to plants. 

Software: Photoshop

 
water bear

The Water Bear appears in my thesis film, The Pearfect Team, as a monster creature in Tree City Cecile. The concept was inspired by real water bears (small animals with plump bodies and scrunched-up heads called tardigrades). The Water Bear in my film goes through three stages of transformation, from being small and cute to becoming giant and frightening after swallowing a variety of objects. Initially, its appearance is similar to the real Water Bear, with eight stubby legs. In several transformations, the Water Bear grows toes, ears, and a tail, and its legs become four and its legs merge into four. Its eyes turn dark and evil-looking, and it erupts with sharp teeth from its mouth. However, its basic shape remains circular. It also has plant-like characteristics, such as leafy ears and tails.

Software: Photoshop

 
Tree City Cecile
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