This is a character illustration project, a contribution to the Paper Hero project, developed by the HitRecord creative community.
The idea was to illustrate some of the characters that are part of the Paper Hero world, which takes place in a a sort of 1950s metropolis, where shady characters with supernatural powers come together in a film-noir atmosphere.
A set of character descriptions has been given out to be illustrated. My chosen characters were:
Dr. Vigo Novak – a retired adventurer and mystic, a sort of ‘old mentor’ character.
Jebediah Rourke – an evil prison warden, basically a villain in the story.
I start drawing the faces on paper, incorporating the character features, and seeing what kind of face and personality is going to come out. Then I add the coloring, textures and details digitally, with Photoshop.
Why do you deserve to win?
I’m proud of these illustrations because I feel they captured the characters’ descriptions, and some kind of mood and atmosphere surrounding them. They received a positive impact and feedback. Also Dr. Vigo Novak’s illustration was featured on the Hit Record page.
I love drawing faces, so this was a great way to improve my skills, both on sketching and developing the character, as well as on applying Photoshop techniques.
My goal is to continue improving further by developing similar projects in the future.