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Two loving sisters embark on a journey after escaping from an abusive household. A cruel but beautiful world is waiting for them...

This character design assignment includes a character lineup, with character turnaround and expression sheets, and at last final concept art with characters within the environment.

I find this task the most challenging by far, yet it was enjoyable to breathe life into the characters.

Sisterhood

The story is taken place in 19th-century China, where two sisters ran away together from their abusive father, and eventually embarked on a journey, while seeking the means to survive in a patriarchal society. Below are the turnaround and expression sheets of the two original characters I created, and the work process of the final art featuring characters in an environment, it is challenging to give life to characters but it is a fun assignment overall.

Shu

  • the older sister of Ming

  • 18 years old

  • being sent to a brothel since she is a young teenager by her own father to earn money

  • is rather timid and always melancholic, not the most optimistic person. However, she stands up for herself in critical situations. She has a heart of gold despite the trials and tribulations being thrown at her. 

  • loves music and reading

Shu's Character Turnaround

Shu's Character Turnaround 

Shu's Character Expression Sheet

Shu's Character Expression Sheet

Ming

  • the little sister of Shu

  • 8 years old

  • loves Shu with all her heart

  • she is the polar opposite of her sister, feisty, just, brave, and can be impulsive and hot-tempered sometimes.

  • believes education can change a woman's and a family's life.

Ming's Character Turnaround

Ming's Character Turnaround

Ming's Character Expression Sheet

Ming's Character Expression Sheet

20 Thumbnails

20 Thumbnails

Rough Sketch 1

Rough Sketch 1

Rough Sketch 2

Rough Sketch 2

Final Linework

Final Linework

Final Art Before Adjustments

Final Art Before Adjustments

Final Artwork

Final Artwork

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