Character Design for Banterking
Character Development for Banterking's line of merchandise. The company got into a bit of trouble with Adam Hargreaves, the author of Mr. Men books over the appropriation of his characters for parodic purposes. They needed brand new set of characters, so they contacted me for help. They sent me some prompts and examples of previous artwork, but gave me total freedom regarding the new look. I've decided to use a retro cartoon style and make the characters fairly cute, which gave a comical contrast to the slightly rude and bawdy titles.
All illustrations were hand-drawn with pen and ink and once approved by the client they were redrawn and coloured in Photoshop using Wacom Cintiq graphic tablet.