I wanted to document my progress so today I'm going to discuss the beginnings of my character design.
My goal was first to create a good cartoon character that would be easy to animate and position in various angles. I began work with the characters of Slick Vinny the wizard and Geedleesmote the dwarf.
My initial sketches I felt were pretty good if I were to do something like a comic book but I wanted to simplify the characters even more. I really wanted to just capture the 'essence' of the character with as few lines and possible - a real challenge for me but I think I was finally getting somewhere.
Here I got to just the simplified characters of Geedle and Vinny.
Below is a test "cell".
I'll be adding a bit more details to the dwarf's armor. After working with the animation software a bit I think I'll add a bit more detail to the characters but as of now, this is where I'm at with them.
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