This is an excerpt of the character design from the 2D animated short film delusion: the character sheet of the main character.
I decided consciously for a realistic, but reduced look. The backgrounds are very colorful and with a watercolor touch. To highlight the character I used darker outlines for head and legs. The poncho is a special element and tells a story of its own.
But, why a poncho?
First of all, at the time I made lots of sketches to find the right character for this story, the poncho came up by itself. Now I don’t know exactly why, but I liked the childlike figure – innocent and sweet. Unlike as the parents, the young child has no burden, no weight to carry.