Sunday, 27 January 2013

Working Out Characters: 03...

Following Andi's advice, I started looking into nocturnal creatures as the cleaning team will be working at night. Below are the few I selected to play with:


Here's what came out:


I was mostly looking at the fox, sloth and flying squirrels and they're all quite same-y, but I like the big head and little face of 8 so that's something I may play around with next. Anyway, back to the drawing board! :)


  1. ooh - bush babies too!

    You know, I don't think you need to shoe-horn the idea of hoovers etc. giving you silhouettes for these characters - that's just one method, and it may not synch; but in order to create distinctiveness, you are looking for some clear connection between their roles, their talents, and their appearance. Obviously - principle priority is to make them super-cute; but you know, I've got a feeling that you might need a villain in the mix to cut through some of the sugar...

    1. I think you might be right there. I've been struggling to get a solid mix of three characters and I keep being drawn towards/distracted by the Nightmares of the world.
      I don't think the silhouettes of vacuums have been working either, but I definitely want the characters to feel like the device they're using is theirs.
      I'll pop bush babies into the mix and just draw, draw, draw! :P