My name is Lindsey Gurgul and I am a sophomore in Bradley University’s animation program. I’m a transfer student, so this is my first year here. I’ve always liked drawing and watching cartoons, so I decided on being an animation major. I’ve grown up with my supportive family, who have definitely inspired this concept.
For my concept art, I already had a good idea of what I wanted, so most of it came out nice. I wanted Joey to be super simple and bright. Whereas his mom is darker and somewhat more detailed (with her eyelids and pouch) so that she wasn’t just a bigger version of Joey. For the objects, I just wanted to get down the basic idea of what I’d have to animate (the colors may eventually change). Moving on to the background, I was dead set on there being a sort of purple overlay/ background to Joey’s room, but I tried not to make it too dark so that Joey didn’t look out of place. I might actually end up changing the colors, but I’m happy with the design of it. I tried to make it look like a kid could actually use the room (by making it comfy and filling it with toys).