Hamish Baird Photography

Character development - page 1.

Cartoon StripHamish Baird

Last night I had a chance to sit down for a couple of hours and begin developing some initial characters for the TTB & the UP cartoon strip.

The first thing I had in mind was proportion. I've always liked my characters to have their head 1/3 of the size of their body as it brings attention to the face a lends a child-like quality to the character.

I want the character Tommy to be likeable, presentable, eccentric and perhaps ex-military. As for the Unpleasant Pheasant, I'm keen to capture an accurate portrayal of the bird in terms of shape, while giving him a wild and menacing demeanour.