Parasites Casting Call

This is a page of parasite character designs I created a few months back for an animated spot about an anti-parasite medication for the cattle industry. This particular medication "kills 39 species and stages of parasite" so the clients wanted a generic looking baddy for the spots. The scripts also called for this poor fellow to meet a number of untimely ends, so it was important that he not look likable or sympathetic in any way. Some of these drawings are more likable than others but I wanted to give them a spectrum to choose from. Here's what I came up with:

I'll post some more drawings of the design they selected in a later entry, and I think I've got copies of the finished animations around here somewhere too. Stay tuned!

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