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Why Solomon Was Designed This Way

I was given a few images of Solomon to draw him as closely as possible but decided to change the colors of his feet and overall uniform to match SMCM branding and their most recent athletic logo. I illustrated him in different poses with both bird feet and with shoes to give my supervisor different options to choose from. The team loved my character design and didn't have a particular preference to what kind of feet he has. I ended up making him wear shoes throughout all animations so students can identify themselves with Solomon's animations.

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The Birthmark On Solomon's Face

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I found that the original bare faced Solomon didn't have much character or charisma. I decided to use the eye mark from the SMCM Seahawk athletic logo on Solomon's digital character which gave him so much more character and confidence. The team loved and approved this adjustment and there the digital Solomon was born.

How Solomon Expresses Himself

These are some emojis showing Solomon's different expressions from prideful and happy to tired from studying. Some of these expressions have been used a lot in his animated stickers, I made him always look confident to best represent and inspire current and incoming SMCM students.

Solomon In Action

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Solomon Playing Water Sports

Solomon Playing Field Sports

Solomon In Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter

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Solomon Studying

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Solomon The Artist!

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Solomon Around Campus

Solomon Graduates!

About me

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KAI

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KAI

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DESIGNS

About Solomon's Animated Stickers

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Solomon is the mascot of St Mary's College of Maryland. During my Fall - Winter of 2021 internship as a content creator, I designed and illustrated a digital character of the mascot Solomon then animated him into 30+ stickers that are now available for all students to use on the SMCM giphy account and by searching them and adding them to instagram stories. I'll show you from start to finish why Solomon was designed the way he is. During my process of the illustration and animation of Solomon, I always followed the SMCM branding guidelines. You'll see Solomon animated around campus doing everyday things that SMCM students do such as studying, playing water sports which is what SMCM is most known for, as well as field sports, enjoying every season at SMCM and the famous campus cat everyone loves to hangout with was not forgotten! I especially enjoyed animating him in his graduation gown and his birthday because I personally celebrated both during this internship.

Why Solomon Was Designed This Way

I was given a few images of Solomon to draw him as closely as possible but decided to change the colors of his feet and overall uniform to match SMCM branding and their most recent athletic logo. I illustrated him in different poses with both bird feet and with shoes to give my supervisor different options to choose from. The team loved my character design and didn't have a particular preference to what kind of feet he has. I ended up making him wear shoes throughout all animations so students can identify themselves with Solomon's animations.

Real Solomon.png
Solomon Front hawk feet.png
Solomon Front no hawk feet.png

The Birthmark On Solomon's Face

Original Solomon eye.png
SeahawkHead-FullColor.png
Thrilled Face.png

I found that the original bare faced Solomon didn't have much character or charisma. I decided to use the eye mark from the SMCM Seahawk athletic logo on Solomon's digital character which gave him so much more character and confidence. The team loved and approved this adjustment and there the digital Solomon was born.

How Solomon Expresses Himself

These are some emojis showing Solomon's different expressions from prideful and happy to tired from studying. Some of these expressions have been used a lot in his animated stickers, I made him always look confident to best represent and inspire current and incoming SMCM students.

Solomon In Action

Solomon Front hawk feet.png
Solomon Front no hawk feet.png

Solomon Playing Water Sports