Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rock Paper Scissors

This was a character design/illustration job done for Pepsi Australia for a Rock, Papers, Scissors online promotion. The three characters are currently appearing on all the Pepsi bottles and cans here in Australia. HERE is a photograph of how they appear on the labels.

Also below is a link to a walkthrough of the creative process from brief to finished art.

EDIT 6/22/07- Better late than never. Below is the Pepsi 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' television commercial with the characters based on my designs. The rotoscoped animation is by fellow Aussie, Andy Finlayson.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

I thought I recognised your style on the character sheets! I worked on the rotorscoping, (can't really call it animation -heh) of this for the TVC. Would have loved to animate the characters closer to your designs though!


12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the TV ad recently and the first thing that came to mind was ‘sure it’s a cool rotoscoping effect but it would have been more impressive with 2D animated characters.’ And this is before I had seen your designs on the Pepsi labels, so seeing these cool character designs has just firmed up my initial reaction. Sorry TVC design people.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Great work, Chris. Particularly fine drawing.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

brilliant! Congrats as its some fine work sir! And always thanks for sharin the love

9:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very cool tutorials! :)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I already bookmarked your Blog. It's amazing, you have a great talent! The tutorials are very helpful aswell... keep up the good work. ;)

3:55 PM  
Blogger heri said...

I was wondering when you were going to update, been busy I see, also been waiting for a character design tutorial, and now it's finally here. Thanks Chris. Sweet designs, as always. Also the DB caricature section is slow down to almost a zero after you and GM stop posting, I also slowed down a lot. Good times.

also a problem on your blog, I asked some people and they have the same problem. on some of your tutorial images link, they don't appear on my personal computer at home, however at my computer at work, all the images tutorial links are there, strange I have the same problem with my flying pig banner.



5:25 PM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris.... Cool characters... It's also interesting to see your work process... so thanks for takin' the time to share these with the masses.... 'til next... PEACE!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Dylan said...

Great work Chris and a really interesting blog, love your tutorials too. My fave is probably the Eva Green vid.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

First thing that comes in my mind is X-Men! Midele is a Prof.Xavier bulk version and the right one a thin Wolverine. Awsome work Chris nonetheless. Congrats.

all the best.


3:34 AM  
Blogger Carlos V. said...

Hey Chris,
Beautiful work as always. I love your Wookie Piece but I check it out on their site and they dont give you credit for creating the piece. Pretty lame on their part. Anyways, keep rocking the art!


5:52 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

This is pretty awesome Chris, thanks for the tutorial! Too bad we don't have those on our Pepsi bottles here in the states!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

great work! I love the way you deal with folds in clothing. Really solid and dimensional, as always.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, and it's cool to see your character designs brought to life in the TV commercials.
I always point out to the nearest person, when I see some of your stuff around, "The dude who drew that..I know that guy!"

3:37 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Andy (Finlayson?)- Yeah it would have been interesting to see your take, animating the characters.

Heri- Yeah I thought you might like this one.

They were fun times over at DB doing caricatures. My interest in them comes and goes though, but eventually I'll come full circle again and get back to it.

Regarding the tutorial links. It must be an image hosting problem. The banners are linked over at Photobucket, so that could be the reason. I've now included a text link on tutorial posts for people to use in case they can't see the banners. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. If any one else notices problems be sure to let me know.

Carlos- Thanks! I think them not mentioning my name is a little oversight which I'll get them to rectify, as they've been very good in promoting my name with the artwork in other places.

marcobuuci- I still struggle with folds, so I'm glad you think they look okay.

cactus- Thanks man!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Chris, fantastic work as usual. You have become one of my favorite artists ever since I found this site.

I'm working on a similar project to this one right now, and it's giving me some trouble. It should be easy, but I'm having trouble with poses. I'm curious how you go about nailing the poses for your characters. They all look spot-on, no wonkiness whatsoever, but my poses, no matter how fussy I get with the underdrawing and measuring proportions, always come out looking unnatural. I find it hard to reference a lot of the poses I want to draw, so I usually just try to do it out of my head. Is that what you do? Do you have any tips for this sort of thing?

2:24 AM  
Blogger Hispanicus said...

Realmente eres muy bueno dibujando, me gusta mucho tu trabajo y los tutoriales, estoy aprendiendo con tus caricaturas. Enhorabuena y un saludo desde España (Spain)

7:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Ryan- Thanks! I still have trouble getting poses right myself. There are a few things you can do to make your job easy however. Firstly, have a mirror nearby, a full length one would be best. You can pose yourself to get the distribution of weight and the foreshortening right, and experiment with various poses. Secondly, leave all the measuring and proportioning until you first decide what pose to use. Do a whole heap of small thumbnail sketches of different poses until you find one you want, then you can do the more detailed calculations.

Most of the stuff's out of my head, but that's only from years of practice and trial and error. Occasionally (and not as often as I should) I'll check a pose in the mirror to see if there are problems.

Hispanicus- Gracias para sus comentarios!

1:23 PM  

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