Thought the little bakery could use a customer, so I added this random girl from an old sketchbook.

Thought the little bakery could use a customer, so I added this random girl from an old sketchbook.

Still trying to come up with the right look for a character.  This is yet another attempt that doesn’t work - I bought a new sketchbook on Saturday and it’s already half-full, mostly of different ideas for this character - her name is Ruby, she’s 8-10 years old, an only child who lives in the countryside, she loves animals and spends a lot of time outside telling stories to the animals in her backyard, she loves swimming on the pond in her yard, is usually messy either from playing outside or from painting/art projects, she has a big imagination and loves throwing parties for her animal friends.

Still trying to come up with the right look for a character.  This is yet another attempt that doesn’t work - I bought a new sketchbook on Saturday and it’s already half-full, mostly of different ideas for this character - her name is Ruby, she’s 8-10 years old, an only child who lives in the countryside, she loves animals and spends a lot of time outside telling stories to the animals in her backyard, she loves swimming on the pond in her yard, is usually messy either from playing outside or from painting/art projects, she has a big imagination and loves throwing parties for her animal friends.

Work in progress - next step, adding textures/shadows to give it a little more atmosphere and not quite be so flat.

Work in progress - next step, adding textures/shadows to give it a little more atmosphere and not quite be so flat.

Well, the character IS a child and they’re obviously stylized, so I’m not really too worried about how realistic they appear at this point - it’s more the faces that I’m focused on right now, since that’s the most essential bit to get right/child-like.

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The problem is, beside rhey’re way too skinny, they have this lollipop look. Only children and anorexic look like this.