Character Design

Somnum Main Design

Right: a bird-like humanoid, this is one of the three main characters in a personal project who possesses the ability to fly and shapeshift, creating perfect human impersonations

Below: silhouettes and color studies

 

Kriza Orevein

Right: A mischievous but helpful healer who worships a goddess of luck

Below: costume exploration. Early designs focused on clothes suitable for a desert environment. Later designs drew inspiration from jesters to show her chaotic nature, combined with armor suitable for combat

 Above: tattoo and scar exploration

Above: tattoo and scar exploration

Lovecraftian Designs

Character designs for an animated version of Neil Gaiman's "Only The End of the World Again," a short story set in a small Lovecraftian town

Below: The main character Lawrence Talbot, a werewolf, and three supporting characters, worshipers of an elder sea god

 Character lineup

Character lineup

 Main character turnaround

Main character turnaround

 Expression sheet

Expression sheet

“Doll”

Right: portrait of Doll, an original character who heals people with music and charms them out of their money

Below: turnaround and expression sketches

 

Dreamworld Creature

Left: minor character in an ongoing personal project. A native inhabitant of a surreal dreamworld

Below: silhouettes and color studies

Vidryn the Swashbuckling Rogue

Right: an elven pirate from another world. I wanted to give her a design that had a swashbuckler feel but showed that she could still be sneaky, with elements of her elven heritage showing through.

 
Cassidy Character Design for web.jpg
 

Cassidy

Left: part of a character design exercise combining two ideas. I chose to combine “cowboy” and “umbrella.”