My collaborator sent me some preliminary designs for five characters last night and I wanted to share my favorites and thoughts on them. Melissa is off to a great start and I’ll be sending her notes today on locations and scenery for her to begin working on scene illustrations, but for now, here’s a sample of some of the cast:
First up, is Drawful. Melissa did a great job conveying both his intelligence while retaining a non threatening animal nature to him.
Next is the princess Brooke. I’m a fan of the attitude Melissa instilled in the character and the clear feeling of her being ready for the road and adventure with Drawful.
Here’s Haverly. In the world of Drawful, magic is not an mystic art, it’s an arm of science so the wizards of the world are educated and respected members of society. Thus, she gave Haverly an urban feel that still shows he’s not exactly the kind of guy who goes adventuring to slay dragons.
Finally, here’s Fallon of the Terrible Fire and Much Meanness. There’s a sense of power in his design in contrast to Drawful that’s essential, but Melissa also captures the viciousness and pride of the larger dragon.
That’s all for now. I’ll share more as the work continues. Back to editing!