And now I get to make use of that base male mesh! As part of the group of fairy tale characters, I started playing around with a new interpretation of Issun-Boshi. Rather than a tiny child warrior wanting to grow, my Issun wanted to grow in power, the ‘growth’ aspect being metaphorical and having more to do with the character than his size. To start, some of the artwork that went into the concept. I still have to do his painted concept, but I was a bit pressed for time so it got pushed back a bit:
Some other drawings went into this, but that’s the gist of it. On to the modeling!