A tough question when first thought of… As a lot of good ideas come to mind when pondering both topics. However, my mind gently leans towards Menagerie. Purely for the fact that I have never been assigned to do a project like it, primarily due to working more in a graphic design and advertising focus based more on a business / selling aspect of design. I am ecstatic to be able to go away from that business / selling focus a bit, and finally able to just make some cool stuff! (hopefully)
I keep up on a lot of artists that I like using Instagram, Tumblr, and random other sites. But the artist’s that I thought of the most when thinking about creating a character line were primarily from Instagram.
(art below) primarily using graphite, ink, and marker.
(art below) primarily using ink, and marker.
(below) Tattoo artist.
(one of my personal favorite tattoo artists) | Super simple, yet extremely interesting.
Lately my “doodles” and sketches have been formulating more of a mysterious people dynamic which I quite enjoy. (another factor that made me lean towards formulating characters)
(earlier mentioned “doodles” below)
I think that going in a direction more towards, a possible (North, South, East, West) or (earth, fire, water, wind) guardians of some sort.
Or a group of bad guys of sorts, like the bad guys club above (Craig Gleason).
More to come, next week.