I've been planning to make these for so many years I can't even remember when I first thought of them. "The OMNOMNOM Monsters" are (at least at this stage) sketches revolving around creatures with different sorts of food. They are cute, cuddly, and always hungry.
I have several pages of character sketches, which I attempted to illustrate before and it didn't work well then. After that the characters didn't go anywhere until yesterday, when I skimmed through my sketchbook looking for something fun to illustrate while I have the time. I stumbled across this guy (on the very bottom) and decided he would be great to make over the evening while watching 70's Jackie Chan movies (don't ask!). After a while I realized that it will take me more than just one evening, so I sat down to finish my first monster today at the cafe.
I am still not sure about the background because I want them all (since I am planning to do more monsters later on) to be independent and easily come together on different bgs, but for now (as a separate character concept) this guy looks ok blue on blue. I am also considering removing textures in the future (I added a couple not counting some grain effect here and there).
If I take away the bg and textures (like png below) he looks brighter, smoother, shinier...overall, has a different feel to him, so I might use texture only in case the character has environment. At this point I should do more of them to see if this will work for all.
Until then, here's the OMNOMNOM Monster #1.
Pencil keys on my fairly mobile lightbox.
Below are stages of work including pencil keys, rough animation, final line, color and post production.