We are looking to create an original character design for a game we are designing. The character is the combination of a Bunny and a Bear. In the game, I expect it to either walk/shuffle hop/jump over objects, idle/sit/stand still. These are some of the qualities I am seeking for:
a1) flash game/vector graphics quality so that it will be easy for us to animate and display clearly on both small and large interfaces.
a2) I might be looking for an iOS7 flat look to the character, but this idea is nott dead set. I am even thinking about having the entire game black and white, but I am not sure how the character will look against a black and white in game background(have not designed that yet, but i am thinking about very simple no detail all structure type of background)
a3) big head small body(or no body all head) look
b) The top of the head needs to be designed in a way where it will look ok if I put a box or something on the top of his head, but look ok without anything
c) I would prefer no arms. Maybe a hint of arms would be acceptable so that I do not have to animate arm swings
d) The character should not be scary/creepy looking, have cute qualities, but not so overly cute that a 30 year old male would find it childish or repulsive.
character positions needed:
front, side, back, hoping/jumping stance, 1 walk frame
15-30 year old male and female
*Characters MUST be original as I need to own the copyright of your winning creation for my development*
*the Winner MUST provide a professional copy of the character positions mandated by this contest (preferably through illustrator/photoshop/etc) Layered, not merged so that I can make good use of your creation*
*The Winner MUST sign off and pass the ownership of their original character to our company*
I look forward to seeing what ideas come out of this!