Design a cartoon character: cute metalhead polar bear
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $50
- Entries Received: 40
- Winner: ashuwadhawan
I need a polar bear cartoon character for a metal music project. It will be part of the logo, and will be featured in animations for the music videos.
You'll showcase 4 emotions of the character: 1) sad, 2) happy and excited, 3) dreamy, 4) in headphones, singing along to angry music.
Here's the story behind the character. It's a male polar bear. He loves metal music, specifically songs like these: [login to view URL] . He suffers from a bipolar disorder, and experiences frequent drastic mood changes - from depressed to overexcited and back. He finds relief and sanctuary in metal music, it resonates with his pain and gives him peace. He's a sweet cute bear, he lives in harmony with himself and loves life. He's often happy and sometimes sad. He does experience hard times but manages to get through them. He listens to metal music in his car and in his headphones, during indoor activities like cuddling in bed and washing dishes, as well as during outdoor ones like skiing, running and exercising in the gym. He's a character that invokes empathy and a smile.
Here are a few style/vibe/technique/palettes examples. I specifically picked dogs, not bears, to give you an idea of the vibe, not specific characters:
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* A white polar bear.
* Must look like a grown up bear, not a kid bear.
* Must look like a cartoon character, but still a real bear, not a toy/teddy bear.
* Must have head and full body.
* Must look sweet and positive, not angry/brutal.
* Must look kind and friendly, not antisocial.
* Must use a palette of 2, 3 or 4 colors.
* Must have some element that points to the fact he's a metal fan: metal-style headphones, a branded scarf etc.
* Avoid old school and evil metal symbols like pentagrams, skulls, crosses, nails etc. The pointer to metal should be funny, subtle, ironic.
* Deliver a collage with 4 facial expressions: 1) sad, 2) happy and excited, 3) dreamy, 4) in headphones, singing along to angry music. Every picture must have head and full body.
* Layout example: [login to view URL]
* SVG and a 4096x4096 PNG
“Wonderful design. Ashutosh created a cartoon character with exactly the vibe that I was looking for. Great technique, great communications.”