By Sun Lim Aspiring Character Designer
The image I put up is a characater turn around I did for an illustration class. The design was inspired generally by different plants; mainly those that produce fluff when spreading their seeds. The idea came around when I was looking at concept art for “Wolfwalker” by Cartoon Saloon. One of the characters they designed has this really round and exxagerated hair that just stuck out in an interesting way because it was essentially a big red circle, so, when i was thinking of designing a character I also wanted to encapsulate that hyper exaggerated hair. Eventually, it led to this royal archetype of character where the hair became almost like an indicater of the characters status, similar to how queen bee of a hive are larger than then the worker bees.