October 13, 2009

THINGS THAT MIGHT BE, STRANGE EDITION

It is said that an Elmer a day will keep headaches away, or something like that. Unfortunately, Mr. Damaso needs to be busy with paying work right now (and if any good publisher is reading this, go to Damaso's blog, will you, and hire the hell out of him. He deserves that). One of the projects I created specifically for him as a magical romance was/might be called Strange (if the French like it)

He did a couple of character designs, and this is just to show the process, from first draft to the design that finally blew me away as it encapsulated everything I had in my head about Jonathan Strange.



A bit too punky, that first design was, so back to the drawing board to come up with...


A bit closer in terms of attitude, but not quite there...


 
And here it was. A perfect lock.