June 25, 2007

Bartholemew Braveheart

Here is a new character of mine that you'll be seeing more of... I have plans for him. His name is Bartholemew Braveheart. I'm not a professional character designer, so I'd love to know what you all think! And yes, I am aware that his helmet is a bit too small and the grey streaks look bad...

Here's the initial sketch of him that I did during our weekly status meeting (at Plexipixel). I started without any sketch or real plan and wasn't happy with this version, which is why I kept working on it and came up with the top version. Thanks to Ian for encouraging me to do more with the idea behind this character!

8 comments:

Ian Ross said...

I dig Bartholomew Braveheart! He's got that certain something...that undefinable element...What do you call it? Oh, yeah...the WOW factor! Great redesign, too. It's really cool to see the initial sketch refined and transformed into something more solid. And I don't think his helmet looks too small at all. It's the perfect size to complement that chin. I hope to see more of him.

Don said...

I'm interested in seeing what his personality turns out to be like. Looking forward to seeing more of Sir Braveheart.

pumml said...

Thanks for the comments, guys! I have some other projects in the works, but I'll get to him as soon as I can.

Arschblog said...

The character looks great, I like the shapes and the way how you color and outline your drawings!:)
What kind of pencils do you use?

Ps: Thanks that you post all these great Samurai Jack backgrounds! I love this cartoon!:)

pumml said...

Thanks for the very kind words, Stephanie! I've been using black and grey Pitt brush pens for nearly all my doodles lately. I like how they simulate a real brush, but the tips do wear down fairly quickly. I should be using real brushes more!

Arschblog said...

Thanks for the answer!:)
I'm looking for good pencils, especially markers. I love the brush tip too, especially when I do a drawing with "no" outlines.
I love to use Copic markers.

Andy said...

Heya.

Really like this new sir brave heart stuff. The style is real familiar but I can't quite place my finger on it.

Been looking at getting into cold casting plastics and techniques for doing so. Was just wondering if you knew anything about it, or had any good links.
Lemme know if you get the time.

pumml said...

Thanks, Andy! A co-worker of mine says his nose looks kinda like Groo... although that wasn't my intention, but maybe that's what he's reminding you of.

Cold casting plastics sounds fun. Gonna make some toys? I'd like to make some myself and have a couple designs already. Need to carve them still. I'm not sure about resources for that, but there might be something on kidrobot.com in the community forum area. Let me know what you find out!