10/05/2011

King of Winkles

Last month I was fortunate enough to be asked by Richard Norley and the team at Jump Design to help out on their pitch for a new show starring Claudia Winkleman. After an initial brief referencing the old TV show "Bewitched" we worked together to come up with character designs of Miss Winkleman, such as these...


Which the client decided was a little too 50's housewife and not the image they wanted for Claudia and so we went back to the drawing board and went down a different, more quirky and original route. Resulting in this quick sketch of mine...


Which led Richard and I, to settle on a sketchy flipbook/zoetrope style idea, a test of which you will see here. Kindly and expertly put together by Matt at Jump Design using my original line test.


Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be and we didn't win the pitch, such is life. But I had a great time working with everyone at Jump Design and I'm really proud of what we came up with as a final idea. (I must also thank Richard for very kindly comparing my rough sketches to that of Quentin Blake! A massive compliment, and probably slight exaggeration! But one I will always remember.)

© Harriet Gillian and Jump Design Co-production

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