Some pencil sketches of Ray Jay and Octokata. More of Octokata because I wanted to practice facial expressions with her. I mean I draw Ray Jay all the time, so I think
I've got its facial expressions down to a T, hahaha.
Octokata, on the other hand is a bit different. It's kind of a fun experiment to work with her, as it's a challenge. She has rather. Unusual eyes, so to speak, since they are that of an octopus's and therefor have wide, barred pupils. Those are a bit unusual to work with for moving the eye about in the socket, so I have to move to a different mode of portraying her emotions, mainly the other features like the mouth and eyebrows.
Her cheeks also play a large part into her expressiveness. While in Kata's ref sheet for Octokata here
, she has a very flattened face due to
iT'S HIS STYLE
his personal preference for character design, I kinda took
artistic liberties and made Octokata more. Puffy. Chubby. Fat. Obese.
Okay I'm done
I also kinda put into account the fact that she's. Well. An octopus. Octopuses are invertebrates, yeah? So they ain't got no bones
which is utterly hilarious to think about with Octokata because that means she is essentially a giant ball of fatty tissue
. Octopuses are also pretty known for being able to change their body's shape in ways for disguising themselves. So I though why not translate that aspect of the animal into Octokata? This presents a lot of ability to squash and stretch her face with her emotions, like that one top little sketch of her kinda with her jaw slackened; to that one beside it of her being to utterly upset, with her fat little cheeks puffing out in adorable anger.
Wow I put way too much thought into this.
Kata would reprimand me for trying to insert logic into such things I'm sORRY KATA I CAN'T HELP IT IT'S IN MY BLOOD.
I imagine that literally Octokata is the only person alive who can stand how annoying and derpy Ray Jay is.
The dumb annoying bird belongs to myself, obviously.
And the horrifically obese octopus lady with sideburns belongs to an equally horrifically obese Italian over here ====>