Sketches for The Lost Boy
Here’s a few sketches I made when I was testing out the characters for my Phoenix strip, The Lost Boy!
This was the first thing I drew:
The story changed quite a lot after that, so some of those things in that image won’t make any sense/make an appearence ^^; The main character looks rather stoic there, as well. I was going through a period of being nuts about vertically-striped socks, and socks paired with boots, so… I blame that obsession for how he looks. Actually his costume didn’t change at all… (except the string around his arm switched to his left arm). His little creature-thing/mascot was based more on a rabbit back then, too.
Then I made this one:
Very little changed between then and the final design for the main character. His hair just got longer, really. Oh! And he got freckles. The furry creature changed again though:
…which is more or less his final design!
I started exploring the characters a bit more after that (as you do), so I’ll post those up tomorrow…