My Process: Part 1

My character development process so far and this is divided into several parts to prevent my posts from getting too download heavy. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to share their process, please let me know. Thanks!
(7)Character Design:

(6)Research from the web of police uniforms from the 1940's-1960's:

(5)Developed thumbnail with basic acting and storytelling but with no design, refinement or research.

(4)The officers represent conformation and follow a system so their design will be similar. The rookie is trying to break into the system and is struggling so his design will be different.

(3)Story and staging planning based on the plot and theme. Plot: Police officers haze a rookie by stealing his hat. Theme: Fitting in and conforming to society versus the individual wants. The purpose of this isn't to be presumptuous but to provide a hook which will hopefully relate with the audience. Also, it provides a reason for the design and acting of each character.

(2):(1)Original development sketch; (2) Developing Characters; (3)Developing Theme; (4) Story Relationships

(0):Sketch book observations:

Dog and cat fight color

More thumbnails:

Color version:

Dog and Cat fight - Rough



New colors

An old drawing inked and colored again at 300 dpi for printing:

Unsuccessful Criminals




Band players

Who did that?



Christmas shopping



Bitter Tea


Sketch based off my favorite sequence in a film

Bears vs Boars

Fishbowl girl

Reluctant Sumo Wrestler

Animation Test Thumbnails

October sketch dump

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