It is here

Hah sorry, just excited. I started drawing all my female lead characters back in August as a challenge. I wanted to 1.) practice avoiding sameface, 2.) redesign older characters in my current style, 3.) practice clothing design and hair styles, 4.) show personality through body language/props, and overall just have a good reference of all my ladies.

This was a fantastic challenge for me, and a lot of fun, as well! It went from four character busts to eighteen almost full-length figures. Character design is my favorite area of visual storytelling, and this also reminded me of how much I love developing characters and telling their stories.

They’re in (mostly) chronological order of when I came up with them:

  • Row 1 - these are super-old misc. rp characters: Tamra (2002), Aralynd (2003), Rynna (2003), Tera (2004)
  • Row 2 - these are the main ladies from a novel project I’ve had since high school: Keda (2005), Hana (2005), Knox (2005)
  • Row 3 - these are various characters from misc. projects I might pick up again I guess?: Sanoe (2006), Lissa (2007), Renee (2008)
  • Row 4 - Vic (Project: Weather Eye, 2010), Romana (Project: Dualite, 2007)
  • Row 5 - Phinney (Project: Dualite, 2007), Nora (Project: Dualite, 2007)
  • Row 6 - Ana (Project: Dualite, 2007), Hess (Project: Shot From The Hip, 2011)
  • Row 7 - the leads of my graphic novel project, Uproot: Noor and Pratibha (2012)

SO YEAH lots of information no one cares about, but good for my own reference and for people who are curious. So glad these are finished!

Been working on a pitch and took forever to get even these rough designs down ughhh

I know they look more finalized, but the characters were drawn in different styles at different times, so I need to merge the two styles into something between semi-realistic and animation-friendly. Also, the lead character (pink half-hawk girl) looks too much like a space ranger in this outfit; I like her stripes and color scheme (and the hair is definitely staying), but she needs a more organic, summer kid kinda look.

But even so, it’s nice to have something to go off of. I’ve always wanted to design a character with a hot pink half-hawk :)