Character Design

Character design: Fantasy RPG techie old guy

Character Design

He is the classic character who always fix the stuff and the one who creates the cool gadgets for fighting. He is a techie, a cool inventor and somehow his gear always saves the day.  I wanted to gave him a rough look, as if he is always prepared to fix something.

Character design: Sci-fi Armored Hero

Character Design

This character was born as a quick sketch but then it came to me as a sequence of him fighting in a massive futuristic battle so I decided to gave the design a second chance. I started him as a cyborg, with no visual clues of that on the first sketch. Later on, I made him to wear the armor instead of being made of it, making a mix between Ironman and Megaman, two of my favorite metallic heroes. Either way, I need to think if I’m going to do something with it, as the sequence of the futuristic fight is still fresh on my mind.Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 1Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 2Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 3Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 4Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 5

Artwork: Colored sci-fi characters

Character Design

Here are a few character designs made just as practice to get better with my style. They’re all sci-fi guys, some more spacial and the others more cyberpunk. Either way, here is a glimpse to my art process: The penciled characters and the digital colored final version. Something that I enjoy to do is to change the color line of the artwork and to add a few simple textures to the characters. Somehow I like the rough and crude look they all have.cartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 1 by Rick Ruiz-Danacartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 2 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

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Sci-Fi cartoon character designs

Character Design

Here are some cartoon sci fi style character designs as part of some concepts that I’m doing for fun. They may end up in some of my short stories or not, but I’m glad that they are flowing. I liked a lot the coloring style on these, with a little texture and not that much detail. Also, I love how the original pencil sketch can be seen on the final piece. Anyway, I would show you more designs like this on the future.

Character design: Archaeologists

Character Design

cartoon-character-designs-archaeologists-and-explorers-by-Rick_Ruiz-DanaPlaying a little with some ideas similar to the cartoon explorers of this recent post, I decided to try my hand on drawing some archaeologists. There is always the experimented one, who knows how to proceed on the ruins, while the expert on ancient languages talks to the intrepid one, who likes to get into the most unexplored places.

Cartoon character concepts: Adventure Explorers

Character Design, Concept Art

I have been working on some character designs for a company who wants to have an explorer for mascot. You’ll see that design later when we finish the project, but what I can say is that these human characters has nothing to do with the final art. They are just warmup designs that I did to loosen up a bit and to get into the Indiana Jones mood. here you can find the rookie, the seasoned one and the expert who knows how to hunt.

Character design: Mexican Dia de Muertos Calaveras

Character Design

cartoon_character_Design_of_some_Mexican_Candy_Skulls_Skeleton_Calaveras_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaI been working on this “cartoonist” simple style and I’m really happy with the results. Right now, because of the November’s Day of the dead (dia de muertos) festivities, I decided to draw some “calaveritas de dulce” (candy skulls), that are part of this mexican tradition. I wanted to portray some modern mexican people and a happy skull dog as funny skeletons.
If you want to see more, here is my cartoon calavera character from 2011.

Character Design: El Conde spanish vampire

Character Design

cartoon_halloween_vampire_character_design_conde_count_dracula_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaThis cartoon vampire count is a monster who likes the good “wine” and eat chistorra when on his castle outsides a small town from Spain called Santamaria de los milagros (clearly a fictitious place, hehe). He loves gypsy’s blood because he finds it more tasty and flavored.

… This character is based on this cartoon spanish vampire count that I did back in 2006 as part as a series of characters for halloween and día de muertos. I know how the old style looks so “Hanna-Barbera”, so I had to experiment with his face a lot.