In 2014 I have developed five characters, starting from a concept by Tinker Imagineers. They have been incorporated into the themed wallpaper and play objects within the Juliana Kinderziekenhuis in Den Haag. They are also present in several projected animations, and in an animation that is played on iPads in the recovery room. I designed, modelled, shaded, rigged and animated all five characters al through 2014 and 2015.
The five characters were conceived for different goals: Blij (“Happy”), an orange clay figure, is the easiest to identify with for children. He has a humanoid shape, and looks like an 8 year old. Knuf (“Cuddle”) is the most cuddly, with a bearlike appearance, and soft fur. He is the one to go to when you need comfort. C-Bot looks a bit like a medical machine, if it would turn into a robot. He makes medical machines less scary. Vouw (“Fold”) is an origami being, transforming from bird to boat and more, at will. He represents creativity, freedom, development, and change. Lastly, Vizzel (“Fishel?”) is not one individual, but a school of fish, reacting as one. They make you feel strong, if you’re together with others.
More info on this project can be found here.