I would not go as far as calling it Concept ART, but as I was working to develop a number of idle animations for the player sprite, I realized how little I understood about what I am drawing.

I use pixel art is an abstraction, a simplification of an actual form – but I never really stopped to think about what this actual form may be. Needles to say, abstracting something that does not exist was quite tough.



That’s why I decided to take a little break today to sketch and play around with the character and explore who she really is and how does she behave. I am by no means a character or concept artist, but for a quick sketch these are fulfilling the function – understanding the character better.