My entry for the GalaxysCutest contest by CLIP STUDIO PAINT
I haven't done any character design for a while, so I've decided to play with it a bit. Let me tell you what I had in mind!
I've decided to mix some symbols/themes from Korean and Japanese culture, so we have there a tiger (what is South Korea national animal), a japanese macaque and a samurai. But it's not just an ordinary samurai.
He is intergalactic explorer, who always travel with his macaque companion to conduct research on organisms from other planets. He's super friendly and love to draw, and it's why he always document his discoveries by doing drawings and sketches on his tablet. It usually attracts a lot of creatures from the local planet, what make the traveller very content... Unless the creature is not that friendly. Fortunately in this case they met some kind, flying beings!
Ruling a group of criminal low-lifes, this sentient tank of piranha has fed many a rival to his terrifying torso! His family's frenzy ring keeps his body transformed and chock full of those vicious fishes and at the top of the fish-crime game!
A lot of people are talking about Sisu’s dragon design (myself included) but I feel like not enough people are talking about this design:
This design is wonderful! The details on her clothing, her crooked smile and imperfect teeth. The fact that she’s very beautiful, but not by traditional American standards. The wrinkles around her mouth and eyes. The fact she looks a bit older and isn’t just a typical young Disney princess. Like...I kinda feel like all the effort went into this design.