These are some of the steps I go through when I am creating new characters and some characters that I have dreamt up.
The process towards creating the character “Tina” started with gathering references that fit the concept of who Tina is supposed to be. She is a rambunctious little girl from a friend’s original story based in the 80’s, who wears bright vibrant colors and has big hair.
Next was exploration of character silhouettes to figure out her shape.
Refinements to the explorations.
I was inspired to create a Bug Bear because I love the lore of the British Isles, where they are spectral bears believed to lure children into the woods. They are the source of the modern phrase " Boogey Man".