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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Character Design - Miyazaki inspired character

Our last assignment of Character Design from this semester. We had to chose and artist or animator that inspires us and do a 5 minute presentation in front of the class about his life/art style. Then finaly design a character in their style.

I chose Hayao Miyazaki. Obviously I didn't even come close. I love his character development sketches, especially of small children. So for my project, I decided to do a charcter based on my older sister, Iwa. I asked my mom to send me a bunch of pictures of her as a kid for inspiration.

Here is the result.

And just for fun, here are my favorite pictures of kid-Iwa! ^_^

This one served as the inspiration for my storyboard project:

Love this one. Could be little Kiki!

And last but not least, my all-time favorite picture. This one describes quintessentially our childhood relationship. Iwa did something evil, and made me cry, but is looking like a little angel of innocence!
Too good!


  1. Kid-Iwa on a broomstick...too...much. Can't deal...

    Beautiful, Tina!

  2. Haha! Thanks Teo! :) Yes, lil Iwa on a broomstick is quite spectacular. Agreed.