I pulled the face from the other day and did a quick body on it. I’ve been sick at home all day today. I dragged myself out of bed for supper and figured I would do a quick sketch while I was at it. I will be honest: I am not super happy with this sketch, but it’s a good start. Besides, creativity doesn’t flow very well through a muddled head.
Ok, so he’s more of a Owl-Ram in this one. I am really liking this character design. You may not believe it, but this character is also this character. The quick explanation is that he transforms. I’m not going to go into the long explanation… that’s a big can of worms.
A couple of years ago I told my friends that I was no longer allowed to talk about this project with them, because once I get started in a conversation about it I can go for hours. I wanted to hear more about what they were up to, instead of always going on about my stuff.
I’ve been calling this character Leem for about 6 years now. At first he was 10-11 years old, but now he’s 16-17ish. He’ll be the one to make waves. It isn’t because he wants to be a rebel/troublemaker. It’s because just can’t sit still when things aren’t as they should be. He’s not even a loud-mouth. Rather than spout his opinion he just gets to work.
His people are not humans. I’ve always said that I wanted to keep this story completely free of humans, but I want the main characters to be easy to read. If their facial anatomy is completely foreign then it makes translating their expressions more difficult. I should dig up some of the old concepts one of these days. I tried all sorts of things from antennae to tails. I even had some with very who-ish noses/upper lip. In the end I decided that they don’t have hair. It’s actually very fine feathers/plumage. Also they come in a rainbow of skin/hair/eye colours. They also have big ears and noses.
Digimon have the ability to ‘digivolve’ and transform into a more powerful digimon. This is the next level for my son’s fire/ice/stegosaurus digimon. Enjoy!
The last few days I’ve had dinosaurs, birds, ladybugs and zombies on my mind. All these subjects are actually related to a project idea that has been brewing in my mind for months… maybe almost a year? I’m not sure how long. I couldn’t turn on my laptop first thing this morning, so I sketched in my sketchbook and made notes in my scribbler. Part of my problem is that I want to make the entire game right at the beginning, but there are features that are going to be costly (in time, money and mental energy) to create and implement. What to cut? What to keep? Choices…