The antagonist for the issue of the current comic is Nest Lee, a giant plastic shark that sucks up natural resources and shoots them at you in high pressurized water bottle cannons. I was trying to merge a human frame with the anatomy of a shark and it was a tricky combination. I wanted to make him big, strong, but sleek and sexy like a shark. Below are my first few ideas for him. You can see that progression. You can also see some of my first concepts for the hero cat, who looked much more like an ewok than anything else. I am glad I used these sketches to improve the characters, before working on the final comic.
Character design studies for the comic book/zine being released at the Coast city Comic Con this year (last weekend!). This is part of a series of sketches that are being released for fans of the comic to browse as insight into how certain character were created.
Each Friday at noon I scan in one new sketch or drawing from one of my many sketchbooks. Many times my sketches are ideas for larger projects that you might find on my fine art website William Hessian dot com, or as projects right here on my Bearded Bunny art blog. If you enjoy these sketches make sure to also see my Favorite 20 sketches from 2011 or go back and check out all of the sketchbook friday posts.
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