Although I designed Soakie specifically for pencil line tests it was really fun to spend some time putting her 3 ages into colour.
A friend reminded me of this artist makes glass sculptures that feel like wonderful sea creatures… a tropical ocean palette.
I’ve been researching the almost extinct art of diving for pearls in Japan, and also in Korea. The women who do this are known as Ama. Today there are so few remaining and most of them are aged between 45 and 80, with no young women wanting to train to be Ama.
Scroll down to see the character for the ‘body acting’ exercise… I thought who better than an archetypal Hollywood actress? Her scene is almost done, so that should be posted here later this week. Her acting queue was “person takes a drink of a cocktail and it is really strong.” I’ve also been working on it in 3D with Boris, but we were like “CUT! Robots? Acting? Whatever.” …. Ironically she has been far less of a diva than Soakie was on that dreaded Mood Change, which was driving me crackers. I found that so hard to get right, and still it needs more tweaking. Maybe working with professional actors is the way forward?
…and the kid version of Soakie would almost certainly have a t-shirt like this!
Both Steve and my mentor Carlos de Faria have advised me on the changes that can be made to this walk cycle, but just for now here it is… looking forward to making the improvements!