Character Design Studio
Anthony Olson of Royal 8 Studios is recognized for character development and design. As an artist, he's developed a stylized approach to designing and executing with a unique cartooning flair for creating animated characters and mascots. Artistically, there is nothing more rewarding than to conceptualize and breath life into a character's design. Each design is unique, creatively dynamic, and infused personality. With a special blend of creative quality, illustrative stroke of genius and a splash of color — the possibilities are endless!
Featured Character Profile:
Misunderstood and temperamental at times. Sometimes he will display rampaging fits of rage when stressed out. These occasional temper-tantrums of smashing things and climbing buildings often creates a stir around town and tends to get Kong in trouble.
Studio “Big Monkey” Legend
A 1933 original, Kong will always be “The King”. Artists have always been crazy about Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World. They have painted him in a variety of ways. The big ape has appeared in three major motion pictures, plus several spinoffs that paired with such creatures as Godzilla. Known to be “Skull Islands” worst boyfriend! Kong moved to NYC to take up acting. His role in the different movies — rampaging monster to a tragic anti-hero.
“A Natural Star”
With the magical “Cinema Touch” Kong is the King that can bring a promotional and creative flare. A New York legend, Kong has become one of the world's most famous movie icons and has transcended beyond the silver screen, appearing or being parodied in other works outside of films, such as a cartoon series, books, comics, various merchandise and paraphernalia, video games, theme park rides, and even a stage play.
Long Live Kong!
Character Design Gallery
Over the years, many animated characters and mascots have been brought to life from initial concept through creative design and development process. There are many fun aspects involved with the character designs as they are developed. It is always exciting as an artist to watch the character's identity and personality surface as it is creatively formulated. In the end, each character has been infused with its own special visual personality, style, colors and given that artist's magic touch of originality. Come back soon to see what's new in Royal 8 Studios. Creativity is an ever changing thing here and we will always be displaying different designs in our portfolio galleries.