A friend of mine is writing a fantasy novel, and I, mad as I am, volunteered to to illustrations for him. So far I am only in designing stage and did a logo for him, but it already took me days and days! It’s also what procrastinated my own stuff for some time (and will continue to do so), apart from university issues.
Anyway, I quite like the design sketches for the characters I did so far, so I’d like to share! He only gave me silhouettes of the characters and rough concepts of their costumes. My task was to give them details and faces, which was fun.
Have sloppy colours, too, because the colours are important. The awesome thing about his characters is their variety. They all have different skin colours and body types, which makes designing them as distinguished individuals quite easy.
I did more than these here actually and started with rough environment sketches, so I might show more soon.
if you speak German, please have a look at my friend’s facebook page dedicated to his novel in progress, and/or at his personal homepage:
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Thank you so much! And enjoy!
Oh by the way…
Yes, those squirrels (http://toradh.tumblr.com/post/67943303640/there-are-two-things-which-kept-me-from-working-on#notes) are squirrel versions of these characters. Go figure who’s who.
Also, try guessing who’s the hero. I’d it‘s not too difficult.