Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Joints Don't Jump wins award

EDIT: I should point out that I didn't personally win the award, but I appreciate all the kind words. On this occasion it was just nice to be involved. :)

Joints Don't Jump, the 60 second commercial I provided Character Design for, has won an award. A Communicator Gold Award of Excellence to be precise. Congratulations to the folks at Animax Entertainment who put the spot together. I have posted the clip before, but here it is again for those that missed it first time around.

The AAOS have said its OK to share some of the original artwork with you. So below I've put some of the final designs as well as some other ideas that weren't chosen.

The first step was to design the old guy who's dancing at the beginning and the end of the spot. His look would determine the design of the other characters who appear throughout.

Once they settled on the style of design it was time to design his wife. Here are a few options I went with.

And soon the rest followed, with a few minor tweaks along the way.

Animax then took the designs and animated them in a very excellent way. And that, as they say, is that!


  1. A wonderful cast of characters Chris.

    I love the pencil sketches of the wife by the way.

  2. Great designs! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is pretty awesome dude... great characters, and fun animations!

  4. Great sketches Chris! Really like the baby boomer drawings.

  5. Chris, great character designs and excellent animation!

  6. Great characters! always cool to see how they are developed-- and congrats!

  7. well done you!! fab characters, they difd you proud on the animation too. x

  8. Excellent Character Designs, I like particulary your seniors

  9. Great stuff Chris...love the designs and the timing. Very funny too!!!!


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