Anime concepts

See, I told you I'd repost soon. So, here are some sketches done in the concept stage of developing the Anime style for Sesame. It was just fun to explore something other than the traditional style.

A little more action...Tried some of this and some of that. Went a little stupid...Needs to be a little more cartoony...
I, personally, liked this one. I think it has a funky feel. It's incomplete because another project demanded my attention and by the time I had time I was onto another design. You know how it is.
We even explored skateboard designs at one point. These are a few ideas I sketched out. The skateboard idea was not followed through with, but I liked these sketches. I would have wanted one. :)


So, I am finally posting again. A combination of unreleasable work and my own laziness has kept me from posting. Hopefully, that will change. Here is a little something I worked on through Sesame Workshop for Sprout. I'm heavily a pencils person, so this was a exploration into Illustrator for me. They needed mock ups of "cards" that appeared to be done by Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird. So, the point was to render the art in the style that these characters would actually draw in. Therefore, I did some research and plugged away. I ended up roughing out the idea in blue pencil and carrying it out in Illustrator. So, one is the rough blue pencils. The middle images are color files that are to be used on screen. Well, at least one will be. And, the third black and white is to be available online for kids to download and color. Very simple images, but a fun practice in rendering in a much looser style. Enjoy!