|Here is josh with some other random characters which don't belong to this project.|
Below is a character named "Johnny LaRue", who was developed in September 2010, also on my holiday at the seaside. The drawings below are from this year, except the one at the bottom which was made last year. Our idea was to have him sitting on a treetrunk. His body form should be based on the shape of a bean. He's a kind of spiritual leader of a tribe in the forest. There is another character with him, a 6-legged bearded animal. This is "Pooky". He can change colours like an octopus. There are different versions of Pooky.
|This is Pooky.|
The character below is supposed to be the main character of the project, Mara. I think of all characters I've ever designed, this is the one who has gone through the most changes of all, but I'm still not a hundered percent convinced. The version on top is the latest one (v.6), on bottom are the previous ones. Below you see Mara with her latest face, which is a bit monkey-like.
|version 6 with a hat and a tiny jacket, drawn on wacom.|
|Trying out the monkey-style face...|
|...and different colour schemes (v.5).|
|Trying different face shapes.|
|Mara v.4 in different colour schemes with a slightly older and more female appeal, which I found too mature and changed it to a bit more childlike appearance (top).|
|Trying out body shapes and proportions.|