Sometimes in the evenings, I like to take a break from the grindstone and work on personal art. A lot of times this art doesn't start off with any idea, or will change so much that you wouldn't even know what my original thought was! This sketch is no different!
I was originally inspired to draw something for this month's Character Design Challenge, which is Robots and Androids! Robots are definitely outside of my comfort zone, so I thought it would be a fun thing to push myself with. Well, I ended up with this cute little guy instead.... oops!
I started off with the bean shape for his main body and then added on the legs and arms. When I realized my bean looked a bit floaty, it was a no-brainer to turn it into an astronaut! My love of retro sci-fi themes shines through with the ridiculous bubble helmet and impractical body suit.
The colors I have in my head for this guy are a grey and red body suit and maybe and orange tabby fur. What do you think? What color combo would you pick? Let me know in the comments!