Wednesday 19 December 2012

Hapless Hero

Gone for an Erol Otus meets Akira Himekawa look for the hero.

Based character proportions on 28mm tabletop miniatures - with over sized head, hands & feet.

Generally naturalist palette, but use of a single bold colour in acknowledgement of the 8bit sprite source material.

Originally envisioned the character with a cloak, which would've helped depict movement, but dropped in favour of a backpack which is quintessentially more 'dungeoneer'.


  1. My first impression was Dirk the Daring meets Deadly Towers.

    1. That's a good first impression! I kept him almost generic allowing him to adopt numerous personas. His personality would respond to the player's choices within the game. Also wanted a low-level, noob vibe.