I am trying to exercise my character design muscles. .
These are a few recent attempts from my nerdy brain, Guys and gals with big-guns and big-ass swords, with the occasional lame ass Mage and Orc thrown in.
Magnus the Unicorn Hunter.
Assignment: take a movie star and turn them into a character, I got inspired by Bruce Willis to draw this: Magnus-the Last Unicorn Hunter.
Go to museum, draw gazillion year old fossil, bring said fossil to life, active DnD powers by throwing a 12-sided dice.... assignment complete.
I give you Mageasaurous: Lvl 25 mage, with a staff made of whale bones.
While others draw cutesy characters that would not be out of place in 'my little pony'. I activate nerd powers.
These started when I finally got my mediums and tools right. I draw with a 0.9 pencil with Red or blue lead on marker paper, then inked over with Pigma-markers, with photoshop colouring.
I started two years ago and now it has become my method /medium of choice.
I tried to draw/design non-human characters. I mixed three or more animal to create these fuzzy critters. But my style is more realistic and gritty, so drawing these was a pain. I had stand-up comedy on radio all the time that I was trying to create these as a source of inspiration.
But drawing cutesy creatures in an animation/cartoonish style can damage a guy's head, cure ? Listen to Megadeth for an hour after said drawing(s).
You are welcome.
Adventures in character design. ;)