Sometimes it comes easily. Other times, many rounds of revisions are necessary before the design is just right.
Take poppet #5 for example. This little kitty took me more than 4 months to nail down. I've just completed the design for a game app that will be launched in a matter of weeks and this character proved quite elusive. Back in the days of Koo & poppet, there were bear stuffies, bunny stuffies, the occasional fox stuffy, and now and then a little pig. Oh, and of course the rare Koo species. So those guys were a snap to draw. But there never was a cat...at least not until the poppets became digital illustrations. In fact, the cat started out as a fox, and then became a red panda. So maybe that's why she was so tricky.
The drawings below illustrate the evolution of this character and represents many conversations between my partners and I. We always laugh when we look back on "Cunning Professor Tribal Kitty" (I'll give you three guesses but you'll only need one)...
So what do you think of the final incarnation? She takes flight this Fall, stay tuned!