After some discussion a friend of mine and I agreed on a slightly more adult visual direction for the character design. We figured it aligned better with my long term goals. Working presently on a redesign of the main character who we decided to change entirely but for now here's a redesign of the first concept. After I design a few characters that I want to use in illustrations it'll be back to complete illustrations just the way I used to before with hopefully some improvements. The idea is to get me to push myself to create some really cool set pieces but I want cool characters to populate them with first. So I'm doing a lot of world building behind the scenes to try to create a complete narrative surrounding the characters.