For a pitch I developed these character concepts of a group of animals. Story: they accidentally meet on a power line. By touching it the animals’ behavior changes as if they were under the influence of a mind-altering substance.

Every animal reacts differently: the wary raven develops an unabated sympathy for literally everything crossing its way. The owl, a critical mind and digruntled by nature, turns into the paramount example of a content stoic. The chronically hyperactive squirrel suddenly acts pleasantly laid-back. Only the pigeon does not become a more pleasant fellow, changing from a state of continuing confusion to a happy dancer with highly uncoordinated movement pattern.

I started with sketches to show the sudden change of character in every animal. Since they should have a realistic look later on, I  went on with more elaborated concept frames.




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