Max Leroux_09_13 001Max Leroux from Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School, in Aurora Ontario wins his psychedelic colourful fire breathing lizzard character printed on an American Aparrel t-shirt at Guerilla Printing.  Here is what Max has to say: What is your dream job?  My dream job is to design characters for video games and cartoons. I've got more ideas in mind and I'm looking forward to developing them. Do you have a favorite animator?  I pay more attention to the characters than to who made them. But, I really appreciate the work of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, Skylanders, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet & Clank, Spore Hero, Donkey Kong, Sly Cooper, Freedom Planet, De Blob and Knack. Those were really good video game ideas. What's your favorite movie?  I'm into anything with monsters, aliens or anthropomorphised animals. I like the science fiction and fantasy worlds because they're always full of possibilities.  With every movie I see or book I read, I get more ideas for future creations. I can't pick just one because I don't like to play favourites. My original idea for this contest was going to be a fox mystic. But, that didn't work out as well as I hoped, so I turned in a different direction. I'm always drawing monsters in my sketchbook, so I started treating this character like one of my monsters. It made the whole drawing process go a lot faster and easier. All the colours and details worked their way in as I was making my first drawing. I only had trouble drawing the back of the feet. Anyway, this creature may have not been my first idea, but I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Other 2014 APW Character Design Contest winners. animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_1 animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_2animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_3animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_4animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_5animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_6animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_7animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_max_leroux_2014_8