Below are the initial designs for the old man character- they cover a range of different styles, outfits and colour schemes to determine which would be the most suitable design for my final character.
From here, I selected the design which I felt had the most appeal and potential- which actually turned out to be the first design I did. I proceeded to make minor alterations in order to perfect the character:
With the old man finalised, I decided to create a 'model sheet' for him- a model sheet is a page depicting multi-angle views of a character, and is intended to provide a comprehensive reference tool when animating. From looking at this sheet, I can see what the character should look like from behind, for example.
I shall create a short animation from the model sheet soon- by putting these different angles in succession, I will be able to create a looping character rotation, which I feel will truly give the old man a three dimensional feel.