Panda is the first character I truly believed in and committed myself to develop a persona for, with many iterative versions to capture his look. In developing this character, I had the opportunity to discover my capabilities in character expressions and movements, which i learnt through this process, never having had prior experience in this domain.
Hand drawn in pencil as well as with Adobe Fresco to create still colour illustrations of the character.
Also created vector versions with Adobe Illustrator and layered character features [eyes, mouth, hair, …] as well as his ligaments [arm, hands, legs, …] to facilitate animating expressions and movements as a GIF output using Adobe Photoshop, frame-by-frame.
Though my skills are a work-in-progress, i am immensely passionate about cartoon characters and storytelling through character creation. I believe it’s never too late to do anything one is passionate about and i am willing to go through the sweat and tears. 😅
With the right mentors and help along the way, i believe my Panda character will be a guy everyone will get to know and love. 😉 [check out the Animated Series Pitch page]