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The first week, we were supposed to do any character design, simply to demonstrate our skill level. So was born Jet Quasar, Astro-Man:
The next week we were told to illustrate, in the form of a character, our best trait and our worst trait. For my best, I chose "smart":
For my bad trait I chose "elitist":
The next week was the same assignment, but for traits we saw in other people. For the bad trait I decided on "deceptive" and came up with this. I think it's a decent concept, but I'm really frustrated with how it turned out in terms of style. We were limited to using flat color, and I couldn't really figure out how to retro-style this one, so it came out looking like a weird blend of realism and stylization which I really dislike. Oh, well... here it is anyway:
This one I love. It illustrates the good trait of "hard-working" and I had a wonderful time trying to simulate cut-paper illustration: