I can't draw or animate, however, I've been following the Turnip Head collab and I love all the contributions so far! So I've decided to create an album, to sort of have those wonderful illustrations in one place. Maybe it will be helpful to somebody? Also, I've decided to include only the 'original' illiustrations, and not the (wonderful) remixes people have been doing. Everyone can find those in results :)
Also, tell me if I missed something and I'll add it! And I'll try to keep updating the album as new contributions turn up.
Sometimes a smile can be more sad.
...All he wanted was to live a normal life.
His subtleties and contradictions. Can you see?
My interpretation of the poem. I thought he made the decision himself. Such a tragedy, indeed.
If there are suggestions and opinions, I'd be very grateful to hear. :) I'm thinking of making a silent comic strip based on the literature when I get the time after our exams~ hopefully I could push through! (on my exams, I mean) xD
I hope you enjoy ♥
EDIT: The unedited version is linked below in the Resources so it's easier to manipulate. Have fun!
Here's my take on illustrating The Man with a Turnip for a Head, paper-cut style. I've been wanting to do something with this story for a long time, and I'm excited that we'll be working to make it into a short film for Sundance!
That's how I imagined him. I couldn't picture him older or wearing suit and tie.
Just an average guy like a teacher, a record store attendant or a freelancer reporter.
And somehow underpaid.
I'm so excited about the idea of the Turnip Man short being done in paper cutouts.. Fred loves being made out of paper!! Here are a couple more versions. I'm low on paper resources today though, so if we decide to use this concept, I can always go back and revise some pieces, upload these at a higher resolution, put them on a plain background for animation, etc..
I'm not satisfied with this... It doesn't look depressing enough. I'll do more sketches and illustrations.
*he's shaving in the first image. haha
Having a hard time with uploading hopefully this works...
Here is my simple design for the animations sake, I may upload a few more sketches I feel keen towards.
I hope to help this project I always love Metaphorest's work, she always writes such beautiful things :)
So I am trying the whole conceptualization thing for the turnip head dude. This is my straightforward attempt. However, I really don't give that much of a crap about a dude with a turnip for a head. So I can see how my illustration looks like poo :)
my attempt at the Man with a turnip for a head. Sadly its not as good as everyone elses. I saw everyone elses entries and O.o ah well at least I tried haha.
he did have ears but it looked weird so I didn't do that.
I used my roommate, RunWriter002's scanner because I wanted to contribute a turnip. The picture reminds me of E.T.'s head! I appologies for having him upside dowm. Let me know if you want him right-side-up and I'll fix him.
People can play around with a background if you would like. I don't mind.
This is a quick cartonny sketch I created one night. He has a rather coconut shaped head and crazy eyed smirk. I like the simple lines and straight forward gaze. He almost has a nieve look about him.
here's "for the love of turnip head" colored! a little bit of watercoloring completed between my time on campus and dinner earlier.
watercolor and micron pens.
I know I have been MIA for a bit but now I am back! I'm trying something different..a little 1960s cartoon inspired with a modern twist and film noir.
Concept art for the Turnip Head character (not sure how to add this to the actual collaboration, because that "add file" wouldn't work for me -- help?).
Agh, I haven't made anything here since forever D:
But the turnip head project caught my attention, so I made a little something.
He's fun to draw, so I might just make some more drawings of him :]
Ok, so here are my Rough pencils for the Turnip Head Concept.
*His outfit is based on suits and ties from the Victorian era to suggest a stiff, buttoned-up look.
*His hat is a Victorian newsboy cap, which is large enough to both conceal his identity... and cause his accident.
I'll try to work on some colors this weekend.
Here is the character design for Fred, the Turnip man. That caterpillar is Fred's only friend or maybe his imaginary friend… I really like how it turned out. Hope you like it =^_^= aica
There are already some amazing concept designs for this guy, but I wanted to see what it looked like if the turnip would be the other way around.
Here's my version of the Turnip Head man. I was going for the kind of 1920's kind of look when cars started to become commercially available and what not. I also tried to continue the "turnip" motif into his fingers and made them kind of like long skinny roots.
If I have time I'll see if I can try to draw out how he looks with his hat on.
Digitally inked and painted in Photoshop.
Hello! This is my first post on Hitrecord, discovered it on the weekend and just had to do my rendition of Fred.
I wanted him to kind of look like a toy, as the story reminded me of a kids poem, and I liked the idea of him wearing a hat to try to hide his quirks, but they just burst out the top anyway. This is a polished version, but I'll post some rough sketches of him in other views, and without the hat.
This is my concept board for The Man With A Turnip for a Head.
I don't know why, but I imagined a a 30's dandy style of clothing would really suit the Turnip man. I think that basically if everything was in a 1930s style it'd be more appealing. If you had a turnip for a head, I think you'd try and look as fashionable and sharp as possible to detract from your undersized and weird head.
Thanks to those whose textures added depth and background to my scribblings.
Thought I'd give this a shot since this is my first post on hitRECord. First one came up dull so i colored it darker. Might try to draw a different "turnip man" soon.. who knows
I say some other HitRECorders who did art with this subject and I thought it was so creative that I decided to do a piece of my own.