When we were initially putting the Shotguns & Sorcery project together as an enhanced ebook through Noble Beast (and before I broke my hand), I worked closely with Matt Forbeck to put together a variety of the major players in the novels. These were a lot of fun! There is a lot of character in the different…characters. And being able to blend some interesting noir elements with fantasy elements made things interesting.
First up is the main character, Max –
These went through several revisions, as you can see above. My initial design didn’t have a fedora, which I think adds a lot to the design. He also had a tattoo on one arm, which we ultimately dropped. I also think one of my favorite elements is the holster for his wand! Fun details.
Next is Belle –
Belle went through a more drastic change. We decided that the first design didn’t quite have the right look or attitude. She wasn’t elegant or confident enough, which I definitely think I managed to work out in the subsequent character drawings.
I’m definitely looking forward to drawing these characters more!
More characters next week!