The character process is one of the most interesting things when it comes to illustration. Starting with a first sketch, your creativity is the only limitation. Different proportions, drawing and clothing styles, gestures and colours – all of it makes the character unique.
At the very beginning of my design and illustration carrier I tried to avoid character design for the most part. It was super hard to compete with other illustrators with a photorealistic style. But with time I came to realize that character design, rather than being an imitation of our world, is more like a playground for our creativity.