Well I'm still messing around with Charlie because I'm STILL not happy with him. This time I'm retaining more animal qualities and messing with proportions and I think I MIGHT be going in the right direction. He's got a little too much of the creep-factor going on in this picture, but I've noticed that right before my characters hit their peak design, they straddle the creepy line for a little bit. So bear with him for now. Mostly this was an exercise to re-invent the storyteller's body shape. The humanoid figure wasn't working for me, and you know what they say: "If it looks too human cut off the legs and sew a rabbit on its butt". No I don't think they actually say that anywhere ever actually. Why are the sketches blue, you might ask? I don't have any real answer for that people just seem to use blue for pencil tests. It used to serve a purpose back when we were doing sketches on paper and scanning them in, but now it's just for the look of it.
If this poll has you all torn up because you like New Charlie's feet but Old Charlie's ears, or maybe Old Charlie looks too frumpy but New Charlie looks too slinky, just drop a comment!