D.Danesh : Progress Report 1

Designing the Character Mascot

My first step is in designing the character mascot and it’s personality. For this project our team decided to create a small anthropomorphic tree sprout. The mascot is named Sapling.

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The image of the mascot is scanned and imported into Adobe Illustrator. A vector image is drawn using the pen tool.

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The body of the mascot is resized to make it smaller than the scanned image. This is done to make the mascot’s face-to-body ratio approximately 1:1 which gives an equal emphasis on the character’s expression and body movements.

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The vector image of the mascot is then imported into Adobe Photoshop.

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The mascot is coloured using the paint bucket tool and a layer is added with layer mask for painting some shadow effects. A copy of the original image with the white fill removed is placed at the top-most layer for the outline.

A Victreebel is used as a sample for the colour scheme – you can see it at the bottom-right corner.

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The result :

Sapling

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