Kappa Character Design

More creature character design! I knew about kappas from Japanese mythology, and was really pleased to design one that conformed to those traditional descriptions but was something unique and new.

This time the client sent me a link to Wikipedia’s page on kappas and a few pictures of other artist’s interpretations to better explain the look and feel he wanted. I came back with some ideas:

This assignment went pretty straightforward. I heard back about which version he liked, and I tightened the inks and colors with few modifications:

A menacing fellow, isn’t he? 

I can draw stuff for you, too! E-mail me at juliahut6(at)gmail.com.

As always, thanks for looking!