UPDATE: New Type for Title
I'm playing around with type, trying to develop a title design for the book.Placed the type on a lower layer behind the character artwork.
Not sure it's good for a children's picture book, but I do like it.
UPDATE: Color experiment
I'm playing around with using a very loose coloring and pencil scratchy pencil holding lines.Not sure I want to add the rustic tones, might be too much, will have to try out several other color scheme variations. Thinking each type of robot should be a specific color, but not sure the colors should be drastically different.
|Liking the look, but the rustic feel might not work for this character|
|A pencil sketch of the latest version of D-Bot|
|The original 1st sketch of D-Bot|
But that first sketch did lead to the 2nd and 3rd versions of the character. Each molding towards the latest design. Take what works and drop what is weak.
|2nd sketch of D-bot showed more expression|
|Image from a video that was posted on my Instagram account|
The character was merging into something I could see starring in its own story. I want a robot, but I also want the character to show emotion. If it's too robotic, it'll usually have a dead stare, and the #3 design didn't have pupils, (which doesn't help the character connect with others.)
|Seen here are version #3 (left) and #4 (right) of D-Bot. #3's eyes were too dead and cold.|
|Anatomy of a character: breaking it down into small components|