character designs

Twelfth Night (GSC Competition)

Art © Pamela Lokhun 2016. All rights reserved.
My interpretations of Viola (left, dressed as a boy “Cesario”) and Duke Orsino (right).
Art © Pamela Lokhun 2016. All rights reserved.
My initial sketch of the characters as I try to figure out their personalities.

Last month (in February) I decided to enter the Graphic Shakespeare Competition as a drawing exercise. The challenge was to interpret a selected Shakespeare scene into a 4-page comic and I decided to try illustrating a scene from “Twelfth Night”, in which Cesario (Viola) has a conversation with Orsino. I didn’t really have much time to think over the setting (I worked on my entry a week before the deadline) so I designed the characters in ‘Elizabethan’ costume. Though I had not featured the outdoors environment in my comic, I do picture the surroundings have a more exotic feeling as it is based on an island.

I really did enjoy working on this entry and so perhaps I might produce my own version of Twelfth Night in time. I would like a chance to develop my ideas further if I pick it up as a project in future. We’ll see, but in the mean time, you can read my entry here.

I Entered the Voltage Character Design Contest Last Year…

…But I didn’t place as a winner so I’ll post up my entry here on my blog :). I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to enter the competition but decided to give it a shot with only one week remaining (I really had to rush my entries, I should’ve learned by now not to leave things till the last minute). Entrants had to follow a given brief and there were two parts to the entry, two character designs and an illustration.

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Voltage contest entry part 1. Character A is a serious, lawyer type.
© Pamela Lokhun 2013. All rights reserved.
Voltage contest entry part 1. Character B is a mischievous, college student type.
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Voltage contest entry, part 2. Random heroine caught in a sudden embrace with the lawyer character.
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Initial sketch drawn on paper and the simplified, edited sketch on Photoshop.

I spent so long on the actual designs I was only left with one day to get the illustration done :(. I would’ve preferred to spend more time on the illustration but never mind. It was a good experience overall :D. Details and winners of the contest can be viewed here.