Well, with any luck the application made it in on Wednesday, cause the deadlines in two days. Now I've just been making the odd new character design to add to my new sketchbook for the APE convention in San Fran at the start of November. My friend and superior Shelly Wan was generous enough to spare room at her and her friend Mindy's table for this rookie's booklets. Thanks Shelly and Mindy.
These sketches are based again on the Geisha story.
As much as I've been trying to move away from the structureless designs, I just couldn't see these guys working any other way. The villain's ninja assassins. These thugs probably wouldn't work in 3D I don't think, they'd have to cheat all the time to sort of "melt" into one big shape or black drifting cloud, with their eyes popping out. And before anyone bothers pointing it out, I realized their exactly the same in concept as the villain's cronies from UPA's only feature film "Gay Purr-ee", which I saw before designing these, and no doubt I subconsciously got the idea. Stone me if you wish.
And, yet again, a cheap bit of fanart; here's the original nightwatch from Pratchett's