Saturday, 26 November 2011

I'm still alive...I promise!

After what has seemed an eternity since I last posted anything on here, I have come prepared with a cluster of posts to make up for my negligence.

In my defence though, I wasn’t ignoring you all, I have just been kept very busy with my main occupation as a freelance designer. As well as that, I have also been working on some illustration projects which I didn’t want to publish until they had been signed off and launched.

One of the projects I have been working on was some character design for a fantastic guy in the US called Luke Knowles.

I first started working with Luke a few years ago when he saw my work on the stock site iStock and approached me about creating a character for one of his Coupon Discount websites that he runs. Since then we have worked together designing numerous characters for the sites, creating a whole family for his brand.

Last month Luke came to me asking for a new character to be designed for his new venture into the world of discounted printer ink. The brief was pretty open, as his only specifications was for the character to be a little bit nerdy looking, to have the printing process colours (CMYK) clearly visible on the character and for him to have a jetpack.

Below are the original sketches that I produced. I created 4 different designs to begin with and then once the character was selected, we then looked at developing him.

He did take on a costume change as we progressed with the project and you can see the final design at the bottom of the post.

All designs and concepts are strictly © Copyright Dan Bailey 2011.

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