Monday, August 18, 2008
Boomer: Character Design
Boomer is a character that I designed for a Theme Park forum called Orlando United. The owners and staff and I wanted a mascot that would represent the main Orlando Florida theme parks Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. We wanted a simple and loving character that the members and guest can love and appreciate. They thought that I would come up with just a drawing that was colored but I took the liberty to go beyond and make him 3D looking and fit in more with the characters style that is now being stylized into today’s cartoon market. As many people who know me I’m a huge Disney and Pixar fan and also a computer animator, well I wanted to give a 3D feeling to the character without modeling him in Maya (a 3D program) so since I’m also a wiz in Adobe Photoshop, I painted Boomer using Photoshop.