Illustration and Design
Copyright Andy Erekson 2006 - 2013
These are great designs. I think the slightly insulting caricature works well for what I've heard of the story, too. Like not only does the kid not want to play with grandpa, grandpa's a doofus.
They are fun designs. Remember what Ralph Eggleston said about what an animated short needs? Brevity. Clarity. Sincerity. I feel like these designs fulfull two of those requirements, but they lack sincerity. A story with heavy cultural involvement deserves to be seen from its own paradigm, and not ours, or else I fear we'll just end up mocking our own character. And that's fine if it's not a character we're supposed to feel for. But I want to be able to feel for the grandpa, and classic chinese stereotypes are only a barrier to that kind of connection.But man do they look good. You're so gonna get into a big studio, Andy.
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i think this fits the character well...i imagined the grampa as being way goofy, and with those big glasses, the teeth and his body shape, you really pulled it off!
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