ELAYNE CHAN

Character designer and budding animator from Auckland, New Zealand.

"Subtext" Blocking Pass from Elayne Chan on Vimeo.

Blocking pass of a current formative using Aladdin’s voice!

Seb Rig © Roger Feron & Media Design School

Surprised Reaction from Elayne Chan on Vimeo.

Just a small and quick animation I did for a class demo showing anticipation and exaggeration with some follow through.

Sebastian Rig © Roger Feron & Media Design School
Animation by Elayne Chan

RE-DRAW TIME! Felt like going down memory lane and pick a character to re-draw.
Did this little lady about three years ago back in 2011 when I had my HTTYD moment. I think I designed about three vikings with two only making it to show.
But out of the three I’ve always loved this particular character. Auda is her name and I imagined her as this kind of rough and tough pint-sized pre-teen daughter of the Chief who doesn’t really know how to act like a girl.
My next mission will be to colour her… And who knows, maybe a whole new world might come along with it.
Auda  © 2014 Elayne Chan

The Sharing Corner #5

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And here we go!

I only just recently (and I mean very recently) discovered the amazing work of James Wood, and I instantly fell in love.

It’s not just the looseness of his line or the use of exaggerated form, he somehow manages to bring life to all his characters that it makes me envious. Also, looking at his work, it made me want to rethink and reshape my approach to designing characters and the way I draw. It made me realize I have so much to learn and that going back to the fundamentals of pen and paper is key and absolutely what I need to do in order for my work to improve. Especially as a character designer and an animator.

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A student himself (and currently an intern at Walt Disney Animation Studios), it’s great to read his blog and see what he’s been working on and how studying at school allows for a change in process. And it’s definitely comforting to know that even talented artists struggle with showing the work they do at school, because that first year and a half is a creative struggle when you’re deep into learning different skill sets.

Will be keeping my eyes peeled on this man as I’m sure his work will be on the big screen in no time!

Check out his blogger and tumblr!

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Trying to practice drawing more expressions as I don’t have much of a range in my drawings. And also trying to get back to the good ol’ pen and paper. 
Thanks to this lovely site for some material to work with. Also has material for life drawing practice which is always great for those who can’t afford it.
© 2014 Elayne Chan

Trying to practice drawing more expressions as I don’t have much of a range in my drawings. And also trying to get back to the good ol’ pen and paper.

Thanks to this lovely site for some material to work with. Also has material for life drawing practice which is always great for those who can’t afford it.

© 2014 Elayne Chan

Alien Space Girl
© 2014 Elayne Chan
Another concept drawing.
© 2014 Elayne Chan
First head concept for a character of a short film I’m conjuring up.
© 2014 Elayne Chan
Lucifer.
© 2014 Elayne Chan
My hand misses the feel of a pen! Again, it has been a while!
 © 2014 Elayne Chan