Here’s another style test of Ross Boston for the reboot (the title of which I’m still working on, but I think I’ve figured it out - I’ll reveal it soon). It’s very similar to what I’ve done with the character in the past, referring specifically to the style and method, and I think I might go in this direction after all. I had previously tried something that used heavy black shading, and while it was dramatic and interesting, it’s also a little bit harder to show a degree of atmosphere with that method, and it felt a little humorless. It might be something really cool to do painted-looking works in, though, like promotional material.
Some changes to this version of Ross are his rounded fingers (usually, I default to really angular fingers), his lack of a nostril - making his mustache easier to draw in without it fighting against the nostril - and from a design perspective, his lack of wristbands. I feel that in this outfit, Ross would not wear the black, shiny, leather wristbands as he’d probably feel it is not very professional for his new job.
For those who are not a fan of this more formal-wear Ross, I intend to change his outfit to something else after the “pilot” issue of the new comic. But I want to start him out in a sort of work-appropriate cocoon before he adopts something better fit for adventuring.
Anywho, I hope you like him!
Commission art from Drew!