Monday, July 27, 2009

Jupiter Jonah

So I have put creating a color image of Eniola on hold for a while, but I have not been resting on my laurels for the past few weeks. Eniola is a Zbrush sculpt only at the moment and not really animation friendly and for some time I've really wanted to practice a range of animation principles with a humanoid character. I will also be attending Siggraph from August 4th to the 6th, and I wanted another character to add to my portfolio for the job fair there.

Anyway Jupiter Jonah is a great character that my brother, Shobo Coker created a while ago for a comic of the same name. He is currently working on it and has some fantastic images of the characters on his blog here and here. I decided to put my spin on Jonah. Here are my concept sketches with some actual 3d models and sculpts, and animation tests soon to come. So here he is folks, my version of the intrepid Jupiter Jonah: Space Faring African!


Shobo said...

Looks fab Shof, really like the running poses, lots of energy.

Lighthouse Pilot said...

That laser gun is fantastic. Why do I get the feeling it's YOU who should be teaching ME?

Yegwa said...

Man. I am sooo excited to see this. Not only do you have a very nice art style, but the idea of a 'Jupiter Jonah' is particularly of interest to me considering I m working on something similar!

Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing more :-)

Yegwa said...

Also, I agree with Lighthouse Pilot, the laser gun IS fantastic.

Kenneth Shofela Coker said...

Thanks guys, and Shane you know that is just habberdash talk. You are a great sensei.

Gavin said...

This is a great character.
And those sketches are really great too.

I miss you, Shof. And your art.