We got one!
The other strong ideas from this round of concepting include an evil mercenary with an oversized crossbow, and a confident elite gunner with a huge coat. I also start some face studies to gain a sense of who this character is. I post the art on our internal Wiki and see what the rest of the team thinks. Everyone really likes the cloaked guy from step two.
Gigantic’s heroes are all about what they do and I want this sniper guy to move in dramatic ways. These sketches help communicate to the team what could be possible. I consider keeping the character cloaked until he pulls out his weapon, or imply how sneaky and low to the ground he is by letting his cape drape around him. His cloak is a neutral colour for camouflage.