---- CHARACTER DESIGN ----
Brainstorming character ideas for potential themes
From the sketches, I chose 4 themes that resonated with me the most for more in-depth development.
Chosen theme 1: Forest Guardians
Chosen theme 2: Celestial Beings
Chosen theme 3: Electric Creatures
Chosen theme 4: Food Animals
From these designs, I chose the best design that I think was the most unique.
This is Yuu
A cosmic sea angel born from an ancient ritual perfomed by the citizen of the Moon.
Despite his childish behaviour, he is crowned as the Prince of the Moon.
Yuu is around 20cm tall.
CHARACTER CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Yuu's Turnaround Sheet + Colour Experimentations
Yuu's Emotions Exploration
Yuu's Costumes/Skins Exploration
Yuu's Friend, Pet and Enemy
(A thief, A sea slug, and a priest)
Yuu in a different style (v.1): Digimon Tri.
Yuu in a different style (v.2): The Amazing World of Gumball
-- ENVIRONMENT DESIGN --
Same as the process of creating a character, I sketched out rough ideas for an ideal environment.
These environment are all related to one of Yuu's characteristics (ocean-related)/home, or they are sceneries from a planet that Yuu visited while ditching his royal duties.
Chosen theme 1: Sky islands
(The Moon's citizen homeland, only the royalties live on the Moon)
Chosen theme 2: By a body of water
(One of Yuu's favourite places to visit)
Based on Idea 10, Chosen theme 2, I created the revised version and finalized the space's colour and tone.
(Yuu met a friend here.)
(That friend is always anticipating for Yuu's next visit.)