To punish myself, I threw in the original concept for the characters below next to the updated quick sketches. If there is a lesson here it is that just by continuing to work through it, you'll probably get better without realizing (lesson two would be that sometimes it takes a long bit of stepping away and then coming back with fresh eyes to realize this).
|Comic hair never looks right once you start thinking about things such as realism and gravity. Any resemblance Dog may have to Henry Rollins is purely intentional.|
|If I ever get around to a full concept, balancing her size and strength with her feminine appearance is going to be a challenge.|
|Any resemblance to Im Ji Hye is, also, purely intentional (in fact, I think I may have even looked up a number of pictures to help sketch this out - I wanted a rounder, fuller face instead of a thinner, sharper one like the original idea).|
|This probably is my favorite sketch. Ram wasn't a character I had a lot of ideas for story-wise, but due to this sketch he probably ends up as the first story if they ever get created.|
|Rat didn't come out as androgynous as needed. It also bothers me that in this sketch he resembles someone I have met in real life (which is surely unfair to Rat)!|
Now that another year or so has gone by, it is probably time for another look at the original idea and to work on a few more updated sketches hopefully.