Saturday, July 04, 2009
I've been all over the place with my Tanuki designs. Initially, I had given him quite a bit of detail, but I wasn't nailing that fox-like appearance that the actual animal has. Then I experimented with simpler shapes, but I always felt that the face didn't have the same appeal that the Kyoto sculptures have. Trying to meet somewhere in the middle always made Tanuki generically cartoony.
I'm really liking this version, as he's the closest to my default drawing style, but I'm concerned that he's too Disney-ish (is that a negative thing?). I feel like his face has the most instant appeal out of any design I've drawn so far.