Evolution of a Fairy – I

Besides preparing the shoot of the next episode of my web series I am working full steam on the illustrations for my fairy tale book called Below the Floor.

As I mentioned in a previous post the main character of this tale is a small fella called Leto. It took quite some time to figure out what he will look like and below you can see the first illustrations I did when I was creating him.

fairy tale character by John Brito

Basically, I did some research and quick sketches of features I wanted to see in Leto, as I wanted his character to be reflected in his physiognomy.

Leto is still a very young Wan Tau (that´s the name of his fairy tribe) and a bit inexperienced, but he is a very brave little one: He is one of the guys who swarm and gather food for their tribe, mainly vegetables left by the humans. Going on expeditions into the human world is the most dangerous task a Wan Tau can do, but this is nothing compared to the challenges that await him as the story unfolds.

But now back to the designs:

After these initial ideas and tests I came up with this first portrait which was quite close, but still not where I wanted to get to.

fairy tale character by John Brito

There are some things which I kept in the final design, though.

I´ll post some further design steps in the next blog posts so stay tuned to see how Leto evolved. 🙂

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One response to “Evolution of a Fairy – I

  1. Pingback: Say Hello To The Courageous Little Hero Kobold | I create worlds. John E. Brito's Blog·

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