Most of the drawings from my sketchbooks detailing Louis Despatis's character progression, also known as Captain Fabulous.
While his design is still likely to change (given how it's only week two of the first semester, and we aren't even supposed to be developing characters yet ...) I just have SO MANY pictures of this man I thought I should begin to upload them before I get completely swamped. While his design doesn't alter too dramatically from the original, long-legged-skinny-man concept, I thought it might still be interesting to show how he came to be.About the concept:
The starting point for my animation this year was actually set into motion by one of my professors, who joked that if I liked pirates so much I might want to explore the possibility of them being gay. This made me think about the lack of homosexual protagonists in Western animations, which then made me want to break that mold.
The story has since shifted to focus less on Louis's gender preferences, hinting at it in his behavior and dress choice as opposed to revolving the entire animation around it. This gives me more options for the actual story without sacrificing the original character.--Sak
Louis Despatis and Co. © Myself, Shamine A. King