Here is the first pass on a quick character design/paint for a friend of mine. I am using this as an opportunity to work tonally in three values, as I never pushed that before on a character (only thumbs and environments in the past). I like it, but its a much slower process for me to go in alla prima without a drawing before hand. More on this later.
Here I am with this guy right now. I am really not feeling the pose anymore. I think I am going to go in and do something else with the arms, they are looking static, not threatening. Oh well, have to do it!