I really enjoy creating characters. Making the creature has personality is an interesting process, is very satisfying to see how he “grows”.
In the attached image you can see three steps of the process (they are monsters from de video game Monsters Band). I often wonder how different is the creature from start to finish! Although the personality of the monster is always the same, the “styling” is changing with the creative process.
Besides the pleasure of drawing, the challenge and fun for an illustrator is turn an idea into an image.
Sometimes it’s easy for me to find inspiration away from the drawing board. Traveling by train or sitting on a bench are good situations to sketching some ideas in my iPad.
This image shows the first idea of Vitamin, one of the characters from Monsters Band, and the final art.
Update: Monsters Band video from www.ipadizate.es
Update: I’ve uploaded several images of Monsters Band in the Portfolio section. Hope you like it! -> https://xaviramiro.com/2012/12/12/monsters-band-board-games/