The missing link
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 10:27:23 PM
Here is what I came up with:
I drawn the creature with pencil on paper, scanned it and coloured it digitally.
So maybe you are wondering how I came up with the idea of this character. Or maybe not, but still I'm going to tell you! My first thought of a Yeti was that its all hairy and cute, but at the same time it is also a big monster. Like a sweet monster. So I thought it should have some kind of cuteness but also some angriness in it. So I started sketching a bit and playing with some idea's. I came up with something I kind of liked so I made sketch with some more details. But that didn't turn out like I wanted at all. It looked like the guy was covered in leaves instead of hair!
Then I decided to try more straight and long hair, and I created this guy:
And interesting guy, but in fact not what I was looking for. Where is the monster? Where is the cuteness? Both not there. And I wasn't all to happy about the style neither.
After some thinking about my next try in this design, I remembered some sketches I made a while ago of some fox, a 'fierce fox' to be more precise! That fox had quite some hair, so I realized I could perhaps get something out of those sketches. I looked it up, here it is:
You might recognize on the bottom left Taylor Tails from Sonic. That was the inspiration for that Fierce Fox. Altogether there where quite a few things I could use from these sketches on the right. The beard, the angry eyes, the lock of hair at the top. So I decided to continue this way.
However I thought this Yeti should be fatter, and his nose should be more human like, or perhaps monkey like. Why the nose? Because else it kinda looks like a bear or some other animal. I think a Yeti should have more human like features. So that's how I came up with this final character.
Here's another sketch of it, a little bit slimmer. Fatter look better, right?
This one is all traditional pencil on paper.
Altogether I had a lot of fun with this.