Character Design


I conceived this troll design for The Amazing Adventures of Awesome and Oops around 2013. They could live on another planet that the titular characters visit.

Inspired by The Masters of the Universe and Krull, I imagined a story called Skyscraper Mountain.

Traditional fantasy characters like sprites, elves, trolls, etc. have geometric head-plates, similar to the leaf-like keratinous plates that grow out of cuticles above the eyes of my characters in Utopian Musings. These ape-like trolls have mask-like faces that widen and narrow as a means of displaying a limited range of facial expressions.

I drew this picture to play around with proportions of a troll, giving it a big top and little bottom. I don’t like how thin I made the legs – they could never support the rest of the body. If I keep in this direction, I’ll have to make the legs thick like chopped tree trunks and add in some design elements to make the bottom half look less naked.

I included the sprite because I liked drawing these little guys.

The trolls’ bodies could be hollow shells that take shape around their gaseous spirits. The visor-like opening in their face would allow others to see this.

This fuzzy troll was inspired by Kaonashi (No-Face) from the 2001 movie Spirited Away and Neville Page’s design for Kilowog in the 2011 Green Lantern movie.