Yeti for this? WIP

  • Hello! So I can't resist the contest this month, seeing as I'm working on writing a book series about a yeti...

    Here are the illustrations I've done of so far: 75d30621-e79d-42d8-bb66-259eb6801ca6-image.png

    There were some inconsistencies that I'll need to address as I work this out.

    To start with I'm just doing a standard turnaround...


    About this character: He is a little girl's imaginary best friend, I think he is actually her stuffed animal, but we rarely see him as such. He is super friendly, sweet and caring. He's also rather clumsy and over protetive.

    Loves: Ice cream, travel, his best friend Coco, being silly
    Dislikes: Bullies, getting sick, spicy food, getting wet

    My plan is to do all the sketches first, and then go back and color.

    Feedback welcome!

  • Sketch ideas for the poses: 79c299f1-c82a-4ebc-a3b5-bc97f5e30303-image.png f286f7ec-1de0-45e9-a0eb-bc384057f559-image.png 2d48ca84-508c-4bec-a3e5-c66630a6fbcd-image.png

    These are the three poses I'm thinking about doing, I'm just wondering if I should do something than the character at pov for either the walking/running or sitting pose since they are in pretty similar positions there.

  • @carlianne Very cute! I think it's a great idea to do a continuation of an existing character. I love the little fur detail on his butt; I think it fills the space nicely. The only thing I noticed is that the yeti's nose is a bit low on the back sketch. In the front view, the nose is just below the eyes, but in the back view the gap seems larger.
    Can't wait to see it finished!

  • @miranda-hoover

    Thanks so much @miranda-hoover! That's a great catch, I'll adjust!

    Trying out a different sketch for the tea scene so I can vary the poses more


  • I love how he's evolved! So cute!!! From the back view, the face is more in profile, which makes to mouth feel attempted on his face instead of part of his face. I think the mouth just needs a little more form in profile, like an under bite, over bite, or even slight suggestion of a lip.

  • @Meg-Clayburn

    Like this?


  • @carlianne yes! Idk why but that makes a huge difference to me.

  • Okay trying out more sketches, here are a few ideas in each of the "close up" "walking" and "Sitting" categories. I need one for each set.


    A1: brushing fang/ tusk
    A2: Making ice cream

    B1: About to slip on banana
    B2: Trying to help duckies stay dry

    C1: Sunbathing
    C2: Has a cold, and has frozen the area around him
    C3: Had a tea party disaster.

    I think I'm leaning towards A1,B2 and C2 at the moment. I'm finding that it's difficult to balance if I should be doing something more simple or something with more story.

  • @carlianne I'm actually looking A1 B1 and C1

  • @Meg-Clayburn Interesting! I asked around a few other places and mostly got A2, B2, C2, what is drawing you to those ones?

  • @carlianne I like the idea of A2 better but for this prompt I like A1 just because I can see more of his face.

    I like B1 because of the anticipation it creates. The idea of drawing something that is about to happen, and I as the viewer know it's going to happen, but the character doesn't. It's really fun and makes it feel more interactive. B2 is super cute, but that's all the emotion and interaction I get out of it, I guess I feel there not as much story to it cause there's nothing suggesting what could happen next?

    I like C1 because it's ironic. He's a character who can create ice cream with his breathe, freezes the area around him when he has a cold, and he decided to go sunbathing and enjoys it. I also think that A2 and C2 are too similar. I would do one of the other. Compositionally youre getting now diagonals or if C1 than all of the sketches so it adds some variety that way.

  • Super helpful, thanks @Meg-Clayburn

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    Working through small iterations like the eye shape and if he should have a scarf or a belly line (I'm thinking this could subtly indicate he's actually a stuffed animal)

  • @carlianne definitely A.

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    About to move onto the poses now

  • Reworking my sketches because I wasn't feeling happy with them. This character can make snow and ice and he's in the end just a stuffed animal, so I felt like I should be highlighting what makes him special in his poses.


    Any feedback here welcome!

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