Between now and the launch of The Last Viking Returns (Sept 1st, 2014), I’m doing a series of posts showing my rough sketches for all the characters in the book.
Next up in the family is Wolverine, Josh’s faithful companion.
As with the character of Josh, I’d already illustrated a whole book with Wolverine before, but I hadn’t drawn him very much at all in the 3 year gap in between. I needed to practice drawing him again.
I also had to design a new character- a female version of Wolverine, who doesn’t have an official name in the book.
In my notes I called her Wilhemina.
What do you think she should be called?
I made a standard colour version of each character too, so that I could keep their colours consistent. Here’s the colour sheet for Wolverine and his nameless female companion (mostly white, but the shading tone is important!):
Next week we’ve got a big reveal- we can finally show you the cover for The Last Viking Returns!
Hooray! But it won’t just be the cover; it will be a timelapse, showing you the design process from the first sketch to the last drop of final colour.
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