Every once and awhile I update my DeviantART Art Gallery with some new work, and stumbled across this old sketch. I’d forgotten I ever drew the thing until someone apparently “liked” it. I clicked the link to my own drawing to see what it was, and didn’t know whether to laugh or admire it. The anatomy is terrible, and poor Sadi’s hair looks like something out of the’80s hair band era (David Bowie, anyone?). But the expressions on their faces were struck me. They were so expressive… it inspired me enough to want to take a second shot at drawing these three together.
But before I do, I wanted to get some feedback. As an artist, above anything else I want my illustrations to tell their own story. In this case, It’s clear to me that I tried to portray each character’s unique personality through their expressions, body language and attire. To get it right the second time, I want to see what you see first. So my question for you: What is your impression of these three characters based on this old sketch?