As part of the chibi character collection I had to design a ninja character. This is based on a ninja in the classic 80s movie style and I decided to play with the colours a little. I posed her in a classic karate forward punch stance as she’d obviously be trained in some form of Japanese combat.
I designed this chibi pirate for the fun of it. I’ve been a long time fan of the chibi style of character. What I like about the chibi style is that you really have to think about what to include in your design due to the smaller body size.
Some of the designs I come across online are mind-blowing. They’re both intricate and beautifully simple at the same time. They’re a lot more difficult to design than they look!
I’m going to produce a small series of chibi characters just to explore this niche and see what I can learn that can be applied to other character styles.