Looking for a talented character illustrator to create 1 piano playing cat character template + 10 variant "skins" based on that template. Specifically looking for kawaii-adorable-manga style of character. Think Pusheen, Grumpy Cat, cat stickers, etc.
IMPORTANT: We need each character element (ie. body_1, mouth_1/2/3, eyes_1/2/3, etc) to be in separate Photoshop layers, so we may animate them later. Entire image should fit roughly in 512x512px.
We have sketched the poses required and attached similar style references. Please check to see if your style is compatible.
Details for the base character template: (Refer to sketch attached)
- 2 postures (resting, sitting upright on its tush, in 45 degree perspective)
- 2 sets of paws (up in air position, down pressing keys position)
Details for each of the 10 skins based on template poses:
- different skin patterns/colors
- variations in features (ie. ears, stripes, beard, ribbons, eyebrows, etc)
- 3 happy facial expressions (ie. eyes closed happy, eyes open happy, eyes squint happy)
- 2 death/angry facial expressions (ie. grumpy, shocked with tearing eyes)
Please show examples of previous work that is in the same kawaii/manga style, or provide other evidence. Would like this to be ongoing project, for future characters if this works well.