The show features humans and their pets, mostly dogs. We have some cute dogs but the rest of the designs look like they came from five different people.
Because they did.
I had a single artist create turnarounds and expression sheets to unify the models but that didn't camouflage their underpinnings which came from different design philosophies. At least to my eye.
So it looks like I might get money to have a designer rethink my world a little or maybe a lot. Look at the quick sketch on the left. I didn't try to refine him. He's a cartoon but he still is grounded in sort of a Disney reality. Sorta.
Well, I don't want that guy.
I want a greater sense of caricature. A more graphic look. Maybe his head could be built of triangles and his legs are string bean thin. Maybe he could look like a character from AdventureTime which would be great except somebody else is already doing AdventureTime.
Ideally I'd like designs that fit with my existing pet characters that I can't show you but depending on how the humans go I could easily toss out the animal models. But I will need replacement animals just as cute.
I'm talking a freelance job for someone to give me a fresh look at my own cast. That freelance job could turn into a staff job that lasts a couple of years if the pilot sells. I'd love designs that make people chuckle but still appeal to 3 to 7 year olds.
You know what I don't want? I don't want you to draw designs and send them to me BECAUSE I'M NOT PAYING YOU YET!
I do want links to your existing portfolio, gallery or work samples that show humans and animals. If you don't have a blog or Deviantart account or something similar... well I guess you lose.
I really need someone with some work experience in animation, games, illustration or anything that required you to hit a schedule with quality work. Just post your links in the comments below.
Even if I don't use you, quite a few animation professionals visit this site. Who knows what a little extra exposure might get you? -- Tad