Character for animation

Hi guys,
This is a character I made for a short film I’m working on (if it ever gets finished :stuck_out_tongue: )
It needs to be quite light to render, but I’m more interested in what you think about the style and feel of the character.
http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=14505
http://www.pasteall.org/pic/14505

And is the gender and age obvious?

many thanks

derek

I’m guessing 18-21 male with a skater feel to him?

spot on! that’s very reassuring :smiley:

Any crits?

awesome :smiley: and since your character has no teeth, no tongue, no irises, etc. I’m assuming you’re going for a more cartoonish character, not as much realism. Because of that I would make the skin smoother to go more for that cartoony feel to it. Of course you don’t have to do that, it’s your project :slight_smile: but it’s what I would do.

Looking great btw, that’s the only thing I found to critique on :slight_smile:

Agree with missmajor about the skin, but otherwise the model seems to have very much the character you are going for:)

Nice job!! You’ve portrayed a twenty-something ‘extreme sport’ player, just off his board. heh. As others have mentioned, it’s on the ‘cartoon’ side of ‘real or cartoon’, but it is as well-done as many of the professional animation studios’ characters in their movies.

The skin is actually pretty smooth, it just looks rough because I displaced it and added some dirt to it to make it (hopefully) look slightly painted / artistic in the compositor. feel free to crit that as well.
Thanks for your feedback, I’ll post soon once I’ve sorted out the eyelids and corrected the face rig :smiley:

I don’t want to seem like I’m trolling here. But he has a creepy, puppet feel to him. Try making his smile seem more genuine. Give him some high cheekbones.

ahh, I had moved his cheeckbones up, but he has quite big cartoony eyes, so you wouldn’t have been able to tell. This is him with eyelids now, and a blank expression for comparison:

http://www.pasteall.org/pic/14868
http://www.pasteall.org/pic/14868
http://www.pasteall.org/pic/14869
http://www.pasteall.org/pic/14869

Thanks everyone.
(still no luck with the image uploader :stuck_out_tongue: btw - kind mod corrected it for me last time)