3-2-1 Penguins! Character Designs

On Saturday morning NBC aired another episode of 3-2-1 Penguins! for which I did some character design work. The episode was a lesson in gluttony, so I had to design an alien race of overweight pig-like characters. The primary character is a slobby, pizza-chomping Ambassador, but there were a few quick cuts to scenes with other misc. alien families all watching TV. In the final edit you could only see the families from behind, but they were still a lot of fun to design.penguins-gutt-turns.jpgpenguins-guttchancellor.jpgpenguins-guttfamilies.jpgIn one scene the script called for an oil painting of the Chancellor during his younger, thinner days. The schedule was tight and the budget didn’t allow for a lavish illustration so I did the best I could with the limited time I had. (Working on a TV show is like frantically laying down track in front of a moving train.) I whipped this out in Photoshop. It could definitely use more contrast and definition, but all things considered I think it turned out ok:oil-painting.jpg