Title

The Finest Cut

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Lucinda Kasser

Abstract/Artist Statement

The art of character design is a process of trial and error. However, the development of characters can be both a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Character designers simply do not draw their characters in one sketch; it takes many sketches, as well as conceptualizing personalities and stories to hold them together. Most importantly, a character design must have believability, appeal, and above all, life.My four character designs are all part of an original story entitled, “The Finest Cut.” The story takes place in a medieval setting, and focuses on the life of four young squires. I have given each character their own personality, exhibited through unique facial features, physicality, physical stance, and facial expression. Their costumes and weapons also give a clue as to where each may have come from, as well as their individual area of expertise. Colors play a role in each character’s overall appearance, giving the viewer greater insight into the unique persona of each squire.The plot of my story is as follows. An elite group of knights, known as the Royal Arms, holds a competition every year for all squires in the kingdom. Four squires, Tybalt, Brom, Thea, and Einhard, are quickly drawn by the competition’s prize: one open position in the Royal Arms. With weapons in hand, the four squires compete against all odds to win a place in the Royal Arms and gain the respect they desire.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

18-4-2012 6:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2012 8:00 PM

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The Finest Cut

Reynolds Gallery

The art of character design is a process of trial and error. However, the development of characters can be both a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Character designers simply do not draw their characters in one sketch; it takes many sketches, as well as conceptualizing personalities and stories to hold them together. Most importantly, a character design must have believability, appeal, and above all, life.My four character designs are all part of an original story entitled, “The Finest Cut.” The story takes place in a medieval setting, and focuses on the life of four young squires. I have given each character their own personality, exhibited through unique facial features, physicality, physical stance, and facial expression. Their costumes and weapons also give a clue as to where each may have come from, as well as their individual area of expertise. Colors play a role in each character’s overall appearance, giving the viewer greater insight into the unique persona of each squire.The plot of my story is as follows. An elite group of knights, known as the Royal Arms, holds a competition every year for all squires in the kingdom. Four squires, Tybalt, Brom, Thea, and Einhard, are quickly drawn by the competition’s prize: one open position in the Royal Arms. With weapons in hand, the four squires compete against all odds to win a place in the Royal Arms and gain the respect they desire.