Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Robin Hood Reimagined - Timmy Timber

I wanted to create a companion pet for Robin, so I try to flash out some critters with a cheeky and happy personality. I didn't intend to make him to look like rocket racoon at all! But I guess I am subliminally influenced. I was looking at some references such as squirrel, koala, momonga, racoon, lemur and red panda. They are all equally cute.. And at the end I decided to go with a flying red racoon.

Robin saved Timmy from one of the Merry Man traps in the forest. Later on he follow Robin along on his adventure and join the Merry Man forces.

Check out my friend Freakyfir's works! He is also working on a similar project.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Robin Hood Reimagined - Little John

A continuation from the previous post. Trying to visualize how Little John would look like in my head. I want him to be bulky, humorous, warm and bear-like.Those are the few factors affecting my decision of the silhouette and warm colors in his scheme. He's a fatherly figure to me, second-in-command of the Merry Men, and a very good friend of Robin.

Check out my friend Freakyfir's take on Princess Jasmine! He is also working on a similar project.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Robin Hood Reimagined - Robin Hood

This is a personal project I'm working on in my spare time. I used to do themed projects back in school, and they were my favorite projects to work on. This time round I'm attempting to reimagine my own version of Robin Hood.

I want to portray Robin as a charming, agile and cheerful character. He hides under his green hood and blends in the woods, helping the poor by robbing the rich nobles who pass through his territory.
I would love to develop the other characters revolving around him and explore the world he lives in.

Some sketches and thumbnails before I decide to finalise the design.

In the beginning I wanted to have a little bit of Japanese culture influence to the costume. Also deciding on the age and height for him. Did some color variations as well, but midway I realised that he was starting to lose his identity, and decided to make him green to blend well with his surroundings. 

Check out my friend Freakyfir's works! He is also working on a similar project, involving Aladdin.