Our first mobile phone app game character is going to be a puffin. A puffin is a sea bird. The character draw here is to be used in the game. Here's a good picture of a puffin but google has plenty more.
We're open to style ideas but we had the concept of a 'new age retro look' which some how incorporated a strong aspect of retro 80's, 90's video game graphics with some kind of new 21st century styling, so rather than a bunch of blocks it really kicked ass visually :).
In terms of the puffin style I'd like him to encapsulate the look of a real puffin too. They're quite plump and clumsy and cute and I'd like this to come across a little bit.
This project will open the door for a lot more artwork on the rest of the game.
The game is a birds eye view so we will need the following:
1) Looking from above at puffin in fight
2) Side on view of puffin.
3) In flight with head turned to side
**** More important than the views is the style. If you nail the style then I'll let you know and then you can do the views. **** if it takes the whole project length to get the style/look right then so be it.