I really love to do character work. Even when it’s just for fun. I’ve had this here pirate guy and his monkey running around in my head for quite some time now and I figured it was time to let him out. Hope you like.
Below are some of the steps involved during the piratey-process.
First, decide on a body type.
Then add some action.
Initial rough sketch.
Refine the sketch (Whoops! almost forgot the monkey).
Make sure the cartoon anatomy works.
Build a silhouette to see if it’s recognizable.
Add some value and shading.
Work out a color study.
Then put it all together with a nifty pirate background.