Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Akira is probably one of the most successful character designer to emerge from Japan in recent years. He has worked on numerous projects such as tobal no1, dragon quest and dragonball series which is arguably his most successful project to date. I am very interested in how his characters come across to the viewer in terms of expressions and body language. Through out his work, his characters tend to be quite expressive and easy to read which is reinforced by over the top expressions, body language and tongue-in-cheek humor. My project will have no speech therefore the expressions and body language are key components for my series of illustrations. I will be referring Akira's work during the process of my project.