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Helena Richardson

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator.



Flying Character

I've been wanting to create a new character. I usually begin with an idea and research certain anatomy, and other character elements related to a theme and/or the mental vision of what I want to create that's already in my head. 

I enjoyed this process of freely creating random undetailed sketches. This allows for more creativity and a surprise as to what the outcome will be.

I stuck with the theme of a character who will be able to fly whether it be with wings or jet pack or just levitation ability.

I really do see some of these having potential. 

So after reviewing my rough sketches I began taking several thumbnails and refining them. The more I looked at them and tweaked what I needed. My mind narrowed down which ones I liked. I began with 15, 16, and 20.

I wasn't very happy with what was coming out of these refinements at first until I really began to think about #20. More ideas came to mind and I have something I am fairly happy with.

My idea for this character is a female lightning bug. I will continue to work on this in the future.

Let me know what you think!


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