Character Design: Combination of a Bunny and a Bear

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $200
  • Entries Received: 70
  • Winner: datpt1112

Contest Brief

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...

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

target audience:
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!

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  • FreelancerDavit
    FreelancerDavit
    • 2 years ago

    57# 39# like this creative characters

    • 2 years ago
  • Shinetone
    Shinetone
    • 2 years ago

    Bunny Bear Ball added #58. Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • datpt1112
    datpt1112
    • 2 years ago

    new concept is added #56, check this out, flat and geometry shape, tell me if you like it :D

    • 2 years ago
  • AnaCZ
    AnaCZ
    • 2 years ago

    There is some pretty adorable stuff in this contest :-)

    • 2 years ago
    1. kuixotic
      kuixotic
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      ya the submissions have been excellent!

      • 2 years ago
  • adrianhurtado
    adrianhurtado
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Steve, I saw some nice work there and it pushed me to give it another go. This time I focused on the design (3 versions) instead of going for the front/side/back/walk/jump poses, that I will deliver if any of them is the winner. Does it sound good for you? Good work everyone!

    • 2 years ago
    1. kuixotic
      kuixotic
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Hi Adrian,
      I actually do like your designs a lot. You have a very professional touch, especially the fact that you are the only one that successfully utilized my black and white concept. My only reservation right now is that it doesn't have that "kick" some of these other submissions have, in the sense of a "spot it from a mile away that's the new character from that new game" original character, you know what i mean?

      I hope that helps,
      Sincerely,
      Steve

      • 2 years ago
  • puchoh
    puchoh
    • 2 years ago

    Hey there, please have a look at 40, would be glad to get any kind of feedback. Cheers

    • 2 years ago
  • datpt1112
    datpt1112
    • 2 years ago

    hi, check #39 and leave a comment help me buid the concept up. Thanks

    • 2 years ago
  • kuixotic
    kuixotic
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    ya we are getting some really out of the box ideas! Especially Shinetone's. I don't really get it, but it is an extremely compelling character!

    • 2 years ago
  • saiyaneia
    saiyaneia
    • 2 years ago

    No body parts detaching eh, boss? Cool, keep updating the details, I 'll keep on going. whoa this contest getting hotter.

    • 2 years ago
  • kuixotic
    kuixotic
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you for all your submissions! One thing to point out in general, please do not submit with detached body parts; it's not a style that I am looking for

    Sincerely,
    Steve

    • 2 years ago
  • velmarph2001
    velmarph2001
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Steve, Please check my 3rd variation no. 29 "velmarph2001". Thanks! :D

    • 2 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 2 years ago

    Okay,thanks for feedback.See my new entry #28

    • 2 years ago
  • velmarph2001
    velmarph2001
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Steve, Sent my 2nd entry. Its no. 26 "velmarph2001". Thanks!

    • 2 years ago
  • velmarph2001
    velmarph2001
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Steve, I've already send my entry. Its no. 24 "velmarph2001". Just kindly give me your thoughts on this. Thanks!

    • 2 years ago
  • shefkire
    shefkire
    • 2 years ago

    Dear Sir, I beg your opinion about this typecasting - #22. If you like, I can do many different poses

    • 2 years ago
  • thadanny
    thadanny
    • 2 years ago

    Hi, can you please seal the contest thanks

    • 2 years ago
  • kuixotic
    kuixotic
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    one more thing, saiyaneia, your rendition of the front position's feet looks weird, can you fix that please

    • 2 years ago
    1. saiyaneia
      saiyaneia
      • 2 years ago

      The feet eh? Okey dokey! And hey, thanks for liking and responding my work, I'll fix it and get the vector a.s.a.p. for you to see. Cheers!

      • 2 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 2 years ago

    Ok,sorry for making it look like a cat before.Thank for taking your time to give us your feedback.I followed your instructions and I came up with a new sample.Please check #17 and review.

    • 2 years ago
    1. blacktee011
      blacktee011
      • 2 years ago

      I also made the head wider to make space for the objects,will the objects be bigger or smaller than the head?

      • 2 years ago
  • voodoossj
    voodoossj
    • 2 years ago

    Please be so kind to supply a reason for all the rejected posts. I want to give it another shot, so i would like a little feedback. Thank you in advance!

    • 2 years ago
    1. kuixotic
      kuixotic
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Hi Voodoossj,
      almost all of the ones i've rejected either looked like cats or are people who didn't put in any samples and are just bidding on a contract. I was actually hesitant about rejecting your submission, but I eventually rejected it because yours looked more like a caricature than an original character is the best way I can describe it. I hope you know what I mean by that, cause I know it's vague but I don't know how else to describe my thought=) If you want an example of a style that I'm leaning towards, in addition to saiyaneia and olashes' submissions, there is an iOS app called Wide Sky. That porcupine just looks so right and yet simplistic. It's cute but not feminine. I hope that helps you out with your submission

      Thank you for your time!
      Steve

      • 2 years ago
  • touchninspire
    touchninspire
    • 2 years ago

    Hello,

    I can provide you Animated Bunny and Bear in 2D Flash. I can also provide you its PNG file sequence if required by you. Please let me know if you prefer this. I will provide you link for Animated version of Bunny and Bear.

    Regards
    Shreyans

    • 2 years ago
    1. kuixotic
      kuixotic
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Hi,
      I will eventually need the Bunny Bear in png sequences for animation, but right now if you would submit your interpretation of a bunny bear for start, that would be great

      Thanks,
      Steve

      • 2 years ago
  • kuixotic
    kuixotic
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Guys, thanks for all of the responses! I am so inspired by all your inputs that I've decided to make this contest guaranteed.

    - Right now, I think olashes and saiyaneia's designs are closest to something I can work with. However this is just the contest's first day, so I am still very much open minded in any additional styles

    - olashes, I said in my specs that "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", so I'm not sure how your character will handle that? Also, I'm not sure what he'll look like walking and hoping, but both the scary and cute bunnies you drew looks awesome!

    - alextlin and blacktee011, thanks for your submissions, but in my honest opinion, you drew me cats

    • 2 years ago
  • olashes
    olashes
    • 2 years ago

    Do you want a scary bunnybear or a cute bunny bear?

    • 2 years ago
  • alextlin
    alextlin
    • 2 years ago

    Hi, can you please seal the contest and guaranteed the contest?
    Thanks

    • 2 years ago
  • publishinggurus
    publishinggurus
    • 2 years ago

    Please check my samples and send me a Private message if you are interested, I can show you the WIP from scratch.

    • 2 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 2 years ago

    See my rough sketches.I will be able to supply Png images and the original PSD layered so you can move the legs and even the hands if you want,it will be simple enough to animate the hands and give more dynamism to it's moves like walking or jumping.
    Let me know if you like my character and I will continue.

    • 2 years ago

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