One of my all time fave things to do is designing and coming up with looks for characters. So when Shawn Colton asked me to do the artwork for his book LEGEND OF THE BOO-MONSTER,I,of course, was thrilled because I get to come up with all kinds of fun and exciting characters.
process for me, is a journey that starts out with making a "template"
in the basic pose of the character,that way the character's attitude is
immediately set, no matter what they look like facially or how they
dress. Then, I take that personality that the character is to have and
try to find a "look" for them. What they wear, their hair, their facial
expressions and features,and any accessories they may have.
Sometimes it's almost instantaneous.
Other times it takes awhile and a lot of re-drawing of them, til I get
it right. Also, it's important to keep in mind that the character needs
to look like they belong in the universe or world they take part in,both
visually and in the story.
So, I thought I'd share with you some of the rough designs and sketches that lead to the final character look.
You can find all these cool creatures and more in the book LEGEND OF THE BOO-MONSTER which is being written by SHAWN COLTON.
We are currently having a KICKSTARTER campaign to raise funds so Shawn
can publish his book. It's a very special book as Shawn describes here- “Legends of the Boo-Monster” is
the fantasy story of a little monster who has
a developmental disability known as the “Distance”, which would be
our world's version of autism. For over three centuries the Continent of
Monsters was a place where diverse and amazing creatures lived in
harmony, but now an ancient prophecy is being fulfilled and a group of
other-dimensional baddies known as the Intolerance are going to try to
make the Continent their own. The Boo-Monster is
the center of the prophecy due to his “dimensional frequency”, so the
greatest monsters of the Continent gather to protect the Boo-Monster and
the peaceful world they’ve always known.
PLEASE visit the KICKSTARTER page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1055563101/legends-of-the-boo-monster and contribute if at all possible, or please share the link.
More artwork and updates to come!
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