We finally have all six characters down to the last detail, and wow, they look beautiful! I don’t want to spill all the beans at once so I’m only going to let out the final designs for the three new characters today. Soujanyaa already spoke about their stories here, but just to remind you, our three new characters are Sharabha, Jambavan and Bali.
Here’s a little storyboard for each of them
Bali and Jambavan are more emotive than Sharabha or the birds, almost to the point of being cartoonish. Sharabha is more stylized, and has these beautiful overlapping curls which make it the most complicated character we have till now. We want to go with the right balance of stylization and emotion in our characters and it looks like we’re pretty close. I was really apprehensive about the artisan painting Bali’s angry eyes, but he’s done a wonderful job of it (his Bali looks angrier!)