So I was having trouble figuring out what I wanted to do and Cactus Pirate was suggested to me so I figured I’d roll with that idea. I spent about a day thinking about references that I would want to pull from and came up with a couple that I think highlight some tones and designs that I’m considering:
I’ll probably mess around more with the concept and try and come up with a reference collage with some better idea on how some of these will mesh together.
Tried to flesh out the concept a little more and figure out things like hair, clothing, and what elements I was drawn to by the references. I still use PureRef to hold all my photo references but I’ve enjoyed mapping things out in Photoshop just to get my thoughts out:
Anyway, so now that that’s done, I’ve gone ahead and done a first block. I think I’m happy with the silhouette though I know the figure doesn’t really read as a cactus. I am still debating on whether to make his stomach area shorter
Final thing that I’ve been thinking of as well is the face. I was planning on just using some combination of Togemon from Digimon or the Deku people from Legend of Zelda as examples but then I recalled a game called Mischief Makers for the N64