Child King

Finally I began to think about what the King would look like as a child. I again researched some images of cartoon characters that where children to gain inspiration. Based on the child version of the villain character I knew the king would have a larger head and bigger eyes. I want him to be similar to the child villain, yet different as they are different species. Below I have some sketches that I completed when I fist started to design the child King.

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Teen King

Now that the adult version of King Aquarius has been completed , it is time to backtrack and design him as a teenager. I had already developed a teenage version of this character in the first phase of the project. I really like the outcome so I just adapted that original design to suit my new illustration style and to mach the rest of the characters. As facial features, style and mermaid tails have been decided on this was quite a quick process.

On the left side above you can see the original drawing of the King as a teenager. I did a reinterpretation of this and ended up with the image you see on the right hand side. The character has a hat on and he is carrying a shell as if it was a ball to add to the modern feeling of the story.