character design

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

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.

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.

Character design: Medieval RPG

Character Design

I’been working on some concepts for a fantasy comic book. So, I did many characters and scenarios to find the ideas for the concept. here are few of them. As you can see, the proportions keep changing and also the small details on the “style”. Either way, I like to draw for a few days until I find the ones I like.

Concept art: Space Dog

Concept Art

Here are a some concepts that I did as a development for my Space Dog cartoon character. The idea is to do a short story to show those cute characters interacting. I already did the first page and soon I’ll post the rest, when is finished. Here you can see the main characters (so far); Space Dog, the commander and a cosmonaut cat. Also you can see that I changed the dog original design a little. I got rid of the googles and played with the costumes. Also he doesn’t look exactly like those ilustrations for children’s books that I did. Oh well, I like to experiment with the style sometimes.

Character Design Concepts: Egyptians

Character Design

Here are a few character designs for a couple of  illustrations that I’m working on. The idea is to draw a few scenes of the life on the Ancient Egypt so I did a little research on the subject. Then worked on different type of characters as warriors, slaves, writers and women so I can get the feel for the project. Right now, one of the scenes is about a bunch of slaves working the wheat near the Nile and the other is about the Egyptian gods. I’ll show you more work later.