The Not-So-Perilous Misadventures of Detective Opal

I designed three characters in my character design class this semester.  We needed to invent a protagonist, sidekick, and antagonist.  I came up with a nervous turtle-girl and her faithful pet, a tiny cow.

Opal and Mimi try to solve mysteries in a big city in America in the 1910s (I just love the architecture and fashion of that time).  Ms. Bonbidet is their snooty neighbor who says little girls should not be running around solving mysteries.

But enough exposition!  Here are my development sketches:

opalroughs1

mimiroughs

missbonbidetroughs

opalandmimiroughs
It was fun to explore how a tiny cow and a turtle-girl would relate to each other. I think they make a cute pair!

detectiveopallayoutrough

detectiveopallineup

The sketches were all done with Copic markers, and the clean up lineup was done in gouache and pen.  I hope to do something with these characters sometime soon!

Advertisements

One thought on “The Not-So-Perilous Misadventures of Detective Opal

  1. Loved you new character studies. I don’t think I could come up with such imaginative drawings in short notice, or any notice at all. You are very creative. Good work!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s