ok, Morpheus gave me the idea, and I hope you all don't mind me asking everyone for help. As i said, i'm developing some new characters and i could really use some outside eyes. Still no names, so i will just continue to call them Coyote and Rabbit- and I cant quite get the look right on either of them. so, i'm going to through up some of the concept doodles (most of them i HATE) and I would love to hear what people think, what they like, what don't work, and even some things they think they would like to see (be it in their personalities or their story)
lets start with Rabbit, shall we?
Ok, so Rabbit is 10 years old when the story starts, but i imagine she will grow up as the story goes on. Very long (and sketchy) story short, our shy little heroin dies...well was supposed to die, but ends up trapped 'in-between' thanks to Coyote's interference.
Concept sketch for a possible holloween costume Rabbit wears the night she dies. The idea is the dress become the base for whenever she 'crosses over'. needs more work.
And now Coyote (who needs alot of work!!!)
Coyote is a Loe (a ghost/spirit) without a 'house' or family to attach himself too. He is the bane of many of the established houses, particularly Baron Samedi who he would have served if he hadn't found a loophole in the contract. Coyote is a trickster, a lowlife, an ass-hat, and an all around not nice guy, but he gets inadvertently tied up with Rabbit and begins to hatch a plan of how he can be free of his few remaining ties to the Spirit world and wreak havoc once again.
here are the earliest doodles of Coyote
Some more sketches, that i just don't like, but it gives you a better look at his evolving details. I didn't like the two eye's at first, but its starting to grow on me.
and here are the two sketches that so far, seem the most "right" to me.
best picture (I think)
AND just for fun, here are two other quick unfinished doodles of Coyote and Rabbit together.
Early doodle. I don't think Coyote and Rabbit get along at first. or maybe for a long time...
and a really sketchy doodle
SO! now that I've unloaded all this on everyone, what do you think. any ideas are welcome...really, i'm at a stand still and awfully frustrated because hell, they are both kind of growing on me, you know, and i hate to think they would go without even having a solidified look, you know?