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Expression sheets and story concepts. | WEAKCHILD

Expression sheets and story concepts.

a few of Winston's expressions

Winston's expression sheet

Dylan Expression sheet

Dylan Expression sheet

Here are a few expression sheets for two of the main characters for the yet untitled animated project I’m working on…Notice that they are both drawn on a legal pad…I have found it more freeing to draw on a cheap legal pad to develop concept art designs, there is less pressure to the artist compared to the amount a blank piece of white paper imposes. It’s just more relaxed and worry free…and i find that it helps to bring about ideas locked inside your head into the surface. However, these drawings do still need to be cleaned up and drawn on blank white paper once the designs have been finalized…until then, I’ll stick to the legal pads..

During the course of brainstorming and developing the initial idea, I stumbled upon the fact that a big part of it bears a resemblance to another online animated series (I didnt know the series existed before hand)…I almost came close to scrapping the project and call it quits..Yet low and behold, while looking through the notes i scribbled down; I came across a subplot I jotted down and realized that it actually had more potential and meaning compared to the initial concept of the show…Some more characters emerged and a few more ideas for story lines popped into my head. So the lesson here is: First, don’t give up, and second, don’t be afraid to scrap your initial story concept if it means developing a stronger idea that has more potential.

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