I really wanted the Ogre to have a heavy looking body -- yet make him appear strong and threatening. To add a little twist, I give him very tiny legs to hold that entire mass.
|The full color version of the Ogre on a dark background|
|The original sketch, sans sword, which the Ogre appears taller.|
The height was reduced to better fit the square area of the game card.
Just like the characters sketches, I created several drawings of the weapons. These were then added to each of the character sketches in Photoshop. I find I easier to draw and design articles like this separately from the character. Designing items this way allows more focus to detail without having to worry about composition and balance.
|The pencil sketches of weapons for each of the creatures|