Character Design and Inking

I began working on a story a while ago I called Brightside, featuring 9 characters. Originally it was an idea for a fighting game since I've always admired the character design in games such as Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, King of Fighters, etc., but it sort of evolved and I wrote out a storyline to link them all together. I had sketches lying around before but I decided to redo them since they were sort of old, and practice digital inking. The cast is divided into "Warm" characters and "Cool" characters. This is the main protaganist. The majority of my stories have males as the lead character (big surprise), so I figured I should learn to go in a different direction this time around. She's kind of a pugilist cheerleader.

Inking in Photoshop was much faster than in Illustrator for me, but the lines are a little more shaky since I need to practice fast, confident strokes. Ultimately though I'm happy with the way it came out, it forced me to work quickly since slow, careful lines are really shaky looking. It's probably better anyway to learn not to rely on the Pen Tool to make perfect curves all of the time.

Soon I'll update with colors. As always, drop me an e-mail ( for character work like this, or any art request really. I'm happy to help.


  1. Is she a Warm character or a Cool character?

  2. Warm. It will probably be a bit more obvious which ones are which when I get colored versions up in the future. D: