Starting to zero in on a "final" look for Louis, at least for the three minute animation. If I manage to turn his adventures into a graphic novel this man will definitely have plenty more outfits and color swatches, but for the short animation I am leaning towards the French colors - it is much simpler and easier to associate Louis with his nationality from the get-go, since the animation won't have pages of background story.
He is also staying a blonde, though I'm having trouble settling on a shade. I am leaning towards option #4: Medium-Blonde
, possibly tweaking the gold trimming to make it darker so his hair doesn't melt too much. As with the previous color experiments, I feel the darker the hair gets, the less of his flamboyant carelessness comes across, and less of his light-footed daintyness. In a perfect world I'd be able to shade and shine his curls like crazy, but the animation's color will likely be colored with flats.--Sak
Louis Despatis © Myself, Shamine A. KingFor LASALLE, College of the Arts, Singapore