Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Saritdikhun Somasa

Thesis Professor Department

Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay


The focus of this thesis is on the transition from 2D character design to 3D model design, and how this transition affects the appeal, fluidity, and clarity of the 2D design. The source material for this project was an original screenplay entitled The Birds Work for Bea. Three characters from the material were selected for a process including ideation, research, 2D character and style exploration, 3D sculpting, and 3D printing and finishing. This project serves as a study in all aspects of the character concept development pipeline.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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