Wow! It's been a while since I've updated, but that's because there has been a lot going on in my life. I finally moved into my apartment, acquired some cats to populate it, and got my internet hooked up, so I'm getting back on track with some good old fashion artistic productivity!
Above you can see some of my most recent lightning bug designs. A friend at work has been motivating me to pull Wandering Tales off of the back burner. Those top two pictures are the first real attempts at making my lightning bug characters more memorable and individualized since I developed their first design back in March. Since these studies I've polished up some of the bugs into actual potential characters!
I'm toying with the idea of going back to the roots of the project and building a few core characters to represent child emotions and motivations. Above you can see a few potential troupe members exhibiting some of the driving motivations for a child's actions. These characters would be used to represent the child's reason for disobeying their parent.