I’ve been comissioned to design a vole character for an animated “Whack-a-Mole” type game. Problem is, voles are extremely cute, and who wants to whack a cute character? So I started playing around with abstracted shapes to hopefully give him a little more attitude. Not sure if it worked. This is my progression of sketches. Feel free to post a comment and let me know what you think, I’d appraciate it.
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11 thoughts on “Whack-A-Vole

  1. hmmm…I like C and E. I wouldn’t mind whacking C, and I could see E having a fun animation sequence when he gets whacked.

  2. Ahhh a mole with in your face attitude! What more could you ask for in a cute cudly trench digger. Just great Cedric. I can’t wait to see more stuff.

  3. These voles are cah-yute! I wouldn’t feel bad if, when you whack ’em, they squeek or say “ow!” in a tiny voice, but I wouldn’t whack ’em if, when you do, the juices squirt out.

  4. Thanks for the great feedback everyone. The client looked over your comments and then gave me some feedback. It’s all very helpful. I’ll post the final version when it is completed.

  5. hey man,nice to c u got an interview on the charac design blog…
    I c we are inspired by the same artists, guess thats why I like your work so much

    c ya


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