The team like him, but the animators say that after working on Tyto the Swift they don’t want to deal with another complicated cape. I draw up another page of poncho-wearing military types and select poses that show flair and character. I post roughs, but he doesn’t resonate with anyone. I agree they’re a bit dry and similar to an existing character, Roland.
It’s a bull’s-eye!
I go back and do another page. This time I dump all the previous roughs out of my brain. I start afresh, not afraid of exploring some weirder, oddball ideas. Strange silhouettes and wild costumes such as ghillie suits are the results. Version two immediately catches everyone’s attention. A female sniper with a huge fur collar: she has style, character and is just plain fun!