When did you design the new red Squib?
About two or so years ago before the initial end of the series pre-kickstarter! Everything is planned out pretty far in advance due to the serial nature of the show! Here’s the first drawing of Red I did ages ago:
The first design I did was a bit troublesome in animation; the round shape of the head a problem to turn around in space without some indicator of where they were looking. I ended up making some revisions years later now as we were working on “We Hab Da Problem”:
As you can see a bit of a cheek bump was added to help with Red’s gaze line. It made a big difference, since the cycloptic eye left it hard to tell what direction they were looking with the round face. Similarly I added the tentacle tuft in front to act almost as a “pupil”, generally pointing in the direction of where Red’s looking. I also ended up dropping longer, three fingered hands and cuted Red up a bit.
Red and Pumkin are meant to be visual foils/counterparts, so they share similar structures, though red is lankier, has semi-Gorrila arms to make them stand out separately.
Thanks for watching the show!!