After looking over some colours I chose I decided to go with a yellow colour palette for the Sea Horse as I have not included the colour yellow in any of my other designs and I feel it will look really nice on blue backgrounds and he would stand out. Below I have included an image of the Sea Horse along with his colour palette, I have also placed the rough pastel effect on the character.
Once I picked the sketch I was happy with I began to digitise the character and like I always do I played around with different colour palettes. I picked some really bright colours to experiment with as I thought it would be nice to make him really bright and fun.
Now that my main characters are pretty much finished I want to move onto designing the supporting characters. In the story Princess Cecelia has a best friend who is a sea horse. I started by researching some images to get an idea of where I wanted to begin. I sketched a number of sea horses and I have placed the images below.